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The magnitude of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea is of epidemic proportions and continues to be a major human rights violation.

The problem is exacerbated by cultural and traditional practices and beliefs that have been misinterpreted to discriminate against and violate the rights of women and and adolescent girls in society. There is also a culture of silence and acceptance around gender-based violence.

It is largely men and boys who perpetrate violence against women and adolescent girls and they have a critical and important role to play in the ending violence. Read more to find out how.