Oxfam Australia’s Humanitarian Lead, Meg Quartermaine, traveled to Manus Island as part of an Australian delegation of INGOs to explore and understand the situation of refugees and asylum seekers detained there.
Country: Papua New Guinea
Several years ago Kelly Inae came up with the idea of “Mountain Honey”, a honey making business to help farmers in rural areas by training them as beekeepers. Yet, despite his best intentions, he soon realised it wasn’t possible to do it all for free.
2016 was a year of massive upheaval for many people across the world. But it was not all bad news. Together with Oxfam, you’ve been there, and given hope to millions of people.
Papua New Guinea is experiencing its worst drought since the devastating 1997 crisis. This year’s drought and severe frosts — caused by a ‘super El Niño’ climate event — are making the situation much worse.
It’s almost exactly six months since Tropical Cyclone Pam made a direct and devastating hit on Vanuatu, changing lives forever. Recently, I visited Vanuatu and Kiribati and saw first-hand the devastating impacts of climate change in action. Changing weather patterns and rising seas are threatening homes and making it harder for people to grow, buy and […]
Today marks 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. The new report “Arms, Security and Gender in the Pacific” by Pacific Small Arms Action Group, makes eight key policy recommendations to help Pacific Island governments effectively integrate gender into policy and practice on arms and security.
Just five kilometres away from Australia’s coastline lies Papua New Guinea (PNG) — a place now home to some of the world’s worst gender violence. Statistics from some areas in PNG now indicate up to 80% of the female population have experienced some kind of abuse. These statistics translate to a harsh reality for women […]
In Papua New Guinea (PNG), violence against women is part of everyday life. A shocking 50% of women have experienced abuse. At just 10 years old, Ruth lost her mother. She had no choice but to live with her uncle and aunt where she experienced regular beatings. Mama Rasta was accused of sorcery by her […]