We are excited to report that Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop today (February 6 2014) announced $3 million of funding over three years from the Australian aid program to establish the Papua New Guinea Family and Sexual Violence Case Management Centre (CMC), based in Lae.
The PNG Family and Sexual Violence Case Management Centre (CMC) is a new PNG-based non-governmental organization managed by a committee of PNG and Australian stakeholders, in partnership with Oxfam and the Australian National University. We are currently in the preparatory phase, and will commence work in Lae in 2014.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has epidemic levels of family and sexual violence (FSV) directed against women and children. A case management centre (CMC) will promote individual case management and inter-sectoral coordination to better assist survivors to access services, support and justice.
Watch a video of Ume Wainetti's public lecture at ANU's Development Policy Centre in May, titled 'Combatting family and sexual violence in PNG: What has been achieved and what is needed?'.
The goals, objectives and key activity areas of the Lae CMC.