RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL
THE FAMILY SUPPORT CENTRE at the Angau Memorial General Hospital in Papua New Guinea reports that more than half the victims of sexual violence and abuse that they see are children.
The officer in-charge of the facility, Anastasia Wakon, says in the first four months of this year, they have attended to more than 100 cases of violence and sexual abuse where the victims are children.
She told a gathering in Lae protesting against violence towards women and children that the national government must take responsibility and pass stricter laws to deter people from committing these crimes.
The Lae event was one of several Hauskrai (grieving ceremonies) held throughout PNG last week.