18 Nov 2016

PNG anti-violence advocate target of abuse

From , 6:04 am on 18 November 2016

A Papua New Guinea woman, who's established a service to help victims of gender based violence, says she's often the target of verbal abuse.

Joy Wartovo, set up Outreach Violence Desk on East New Britain in September, after suffering serious physical abuse and torture at the hands of her former policeman husband.

Ms Wartovo says despite being perceived as a trouble maker, she's planning a child abuse awareness campaign on Sunday, which is Universal Childrens day.

Main street Rabaul, East New Britain.

Main street Rabaul, East New Britain. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades