Ten PNG women and girls killed in four years in gender-based violence


By Jeffrey Elapa in Port Moresby

About 10 women and girls in Port Moresby have develop into victims of gender-based violence and have ended their lives by the hands of brutal companions in the previous four years.

Many of those reported instances had been dedicated by educated, excessive class city dwellers whereas few instances have been from rural communities.

Between 2016-2020, about 10 gender-based violence deaths have been reported, whereas different women have acquired extreme and everlasting accidents on account of these violent acts.

READ MORE: Gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea – background to the problems

In March 2016, Monica Belioli Nagi, a 33-year-old from a blended parentage from Bougainville and Australia was viciously overwhelmed to close dying by her boyfriend of three months.

About two months in a while May 14, 2016, Regina Morove, 25, of blended parentage PNG and Australia, was shot with a pistol allegedly by her lawyer husband. She was an auditor with accounting agency KPMG.

Former magnificence queen Rubby-Anne Laufa was killed earlier than her 25th birthday, allegedly by her boyfriend in February 2017. Laufa was a closing yr pupil on the Legal Training Institute.

In October 2017, the media trade misplaced senior journalist late Roslayn Albaniel Evara who was the enterprise editor of the Post-Courier. She was alleged to have been a sufferer of gender-based violence as acknowledged by her kin.

Went to court docket – however pale
The matter went to court docket as soon as in 2018 and pale.

In 2018, extra girls and women grew to become victims to abusive husbands and boyfriends.

In October 2018, a home argument led to the dying of Laurel Koko Nakini Mulungu and her unborn youngster at ATS in the National Capital District.

In November, the identical yr, Grace Gavera was brutally killed by her accomplice at Erima in the National Capital. The accomplice was later arrested by police.

Another GBV dying on the eve of Christmas 2018, a month after the dying of Grace Gavera, was 20-year-old Solange Aiva Aitsi of Kairiku and Kerema parentage.

She was attacked by her accomplice over an argument that erupted at a household Christmas gathering on December 25.

In March 2019, a person killed his spouse in Lae in a transfer to marry his stepdaughter. Also in May of 2019, Silingo Lamu from the Morobe Province and her daughters Irene Gabriella, Jenellyn and child sitter Magi Molo had been murdered in their home in Mt Hagen by her jealous husband.

Tortured to dying
About six months after the killing of Lamu, (in October 2019) Ladona Olongo, 30, from Komo died after extended and steady violent abuse in Port Moresby.

The newest is the dying of Jennelyn Kennedy, the 19-young-old mom of two (blended parentage of Kerema and Australia), who was alleged to have been tortured to dying on Tuesday this week between 2pm-4pm at Korobesea in the National Capital District.

The accused is now in police custody charged with homicide and investigations are persevering with.

Many women proceed to undergo extreme maltreatment from their husbands and sexual offenders.

Among them is Priscilla Wonga, a 25-year-old lady who was thrown out of the home by her policeman husband in 2016, and who suffered backbone accidents. She is now utterly paralysed.

In 2018, a brother-in-law of a girl in Lae had her genitals padlocked. The man had management over the lady in sexual bondage.

In one other reported occasion, a person in Lae’s West Taraka poured kerosene and set fireplace to his spouse in October 2007. She acquired third diploma burns.

In the identical months of 2007, one other man in the East New Britain poured scorching water on his spouse’s head throughout an argument.

Jeffrey Elapa is a PNG Post-Courier reporter.

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