Justice for whom? Resolving sexual violence in Bena, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Herick Aeno

In Papua New Guinea (PNG), sexual violence (SV) is widespread and best practices are being implemented to improve responses to SV. One area has been legislate and programing reform. Such reforms aim to increase access to legal support for victims of SV to pursue prosecution of the perpetrator, a process predicated on the reporting such acts. 

Disclosure of interest statement: The NACS Masculinities study is a qualitative longitudinal study to investigate constructions of masculinity, sexuality and agency among male youth in Papua New Guinea. It is funded by the PNG National AIDS Council Secretariat and carried out by the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research.
Recorded at the 2013 Australasian HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conference, Darwin - Australia.

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Herick Aeno

Senior social researcher at the Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit of the Papua New Guinea, Herick Aeno has been doing HIV social and behavioral reseach for the last 10 years. His current research is a study on Masculinities; a qualitative study to investigate constructions of masculinity and male sexuality in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and their implications for gendered sexual behavior.

Co-authors: Kelly A1, 2, Wilson L3, Mek A1, Naketrumb R1, Whittaker M4 & Vallely A1, 5. 1- Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, 2- International HIV Research Group, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales. 3- School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland, 4- School of Population Health, University of Queensland. 5- Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales.
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