Posts tagged domestic violence

Photo by Philippe Schneider
A nurse uses a doll to show where a patient was injured at the 9 Mile Clinic in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Doctors Without Borders treats survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trains local staff to provide integrated care. This is a simplified treatment protocol that includes: psychological first aid; prophylaxis for HIV and medicine for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs); emergency contraception; and vaccination to prevent Hepatitis B and tetanus—all in one session. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=6850&cat=field-news

Photo by Philippe Schneider

A nurse uses a doll to show where a patient was injured at the 9 Mile Clinic in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Doctors Without Borders treats survivors of sexual and domestic violence and trains local staff to provide integrated care. This is a simplified treatment protocol that includes: psychological first aid; prophylaxis for HIV and medicine for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs); emergency contraception; and vaccination to prevent Hepatitis B and tetanus—all in one session. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=6850&cat=field-news

The amount of violence and the triggers for it can feel absurd… A husband can chop his wife if she asks why he comes home late. A woman beat her husband with a stick after he asked her for money.
In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Minja finds family arguments commonly end in someone getting hurt. Please leave your questions and comments for Minja below her blog post.

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Treating survivors of domestic and sexual violence in PNG - MSF Weekly Podcast

In Papua New Guinea, 70 percent of women say they’ve been physically abused by their husbands, and in some parts of the country that number reaches 100 percent, according to the PNG Law Reform Commission. When this kind of violence is so widespread, what kind of a difference can a small MSF project make?

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