violence against women

Stopping violence against 'witches'

Throughout history, people described as witches have been persecuted. Research at ANU is focusing on what can be done to prevent this sorcery-related violence. Ross Peake interviews Dr. Miranda Forsyth.

IB2017/7 Developing Community Laws to Address Sorcery and Witchcraft-Related Violence in Papua New Guinea

Witchcraft and sorcery-related violence, the focus of much attention in recent years, is seemingly an intractable problem that is impossible to remedy (see Forsyth and Eves 2015).

Do No Harm Project

Project leader(s)

IB2016/27 Terms of Exclusion: Violence and the Impact on Women’s Participation in Development

In 2015, the Australian Government–funded Nabilan1 Program (Ending Violence against Women) conducted a study on violence against women and children in Timor-Leste (Asia Foundation 2016).

The Relationship between Violence against Women and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Bougainville

Women’s economic empowerment is now seen to be a critical aspect of poverty reduction and development and is an important goal of the current Australian aid program. Economic

Alcohol, gender and violence in Bougainville

This In Brief reports on research undertaken in Bougainville in October 2015 (Eves and Crawford 2014).1 Unlike previous studies, this research specifically explored the relationship

Do No Harm: Understanding the relationship between women’s economic empowerment and violence against women in Melanesia

Richard Eves has just returned from five weeks in Papua New Guinea, where he undertook fieldwork as part of the project, Do No Harm: Understanding the Relationship Between Women’s Economic Empowerment and Violence Against Women in Melanesia, a collaboration between SSGM and the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA).

Order and the State in Papua New Guinea

Law and order issues feature prominently in public debate in Papua New Guinea.

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