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Violence against women a PNG crisis

Violence against women a PNG crisis

Updated 16 November 2012, 18:54 AEST

The humanitarian medical organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres says the level of violence faced by women in Papua New Guinea represents a "humanitarian crisis".

MSF provides treatment to hundreds of victims of domestic and sexual violence at two support centres.

This week the organisation's president Dr Unni Karunakara is visiting PNG to try and convince the government to devote more of its own resources to the problem.

Presenter: Liam Fox

Speakers: Dr Unni Karunakara President Medecins Sans Frontieres and Ume Waineti, director Family and Sexual Violence Action Commitee

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