Domestic violence in Papua New Guinea

Vlad Sokhin

Photography and video: Vlad Sokhin
Edit: Jose Luis Fernandez Tolhurst
Client: Child Fund Australia

Warning: Some viewers may find this video distressing.

Papua New Guinea has one of the world’s highest rates of violence against women and children. An estimated two out of three women have experienced physical or sexual assault, and often when mothers are assaulted their children are too.

This film tells the story of Taina, a male community leader in PNG who regrets having once been a violent man. It also features Helen and Kay, two women who hope that by telling their stories, people will hear them and take action.

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