Brisbane demo against PNG gender violence attracts 300 | Pacific Beat

Brisbane demo against PNG gender violence attracts 300

Brisbane demo against PNG gender violence attracts 300

Updated 20 May 2013, 17:09 AEST

A weekend demonstration about violence against women in Papua New Guinea in the Australian city of Brisbane attracted around 300 people.

It was part of a campaign to internationalise the PNG Haus Krai movement, which arose in response to a series of horrific attacks on women, many of them in connection with alleged sorcery.

Several Australian NGOs were represented at the demonstration.

The coordinator of the demonstration in Brisbane, Philma Kelagi, tells Bruce Hill it wasn't the only event in Australia to draw attention to the problem of violence against women in PNG.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Philma Kelegai, coordinator of the demonstrations in Brisbane opposed to violence against women in PNG.

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Bruce is one of the Pacific’s most experienced journalists with nearly 20 years covering the region and has won several international awards.

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