The Lowy Institute: How men are getting away with murder in PNG
Human Rights / Papua New Guinea / Women & Girls

The Lowy Institute: How men are getting away with murder in PNG

In this long analysis published by the Lowy Institute, I draw on recent interviews, my older notebooks, and the expert insights of PNG commentators, specialists and anthropologists to explore a range of questions around the endemic violence against women in Papua New Guinea. My principle concern is to explain to a wider readership how, and … Continue reading

The Global Mail: It’s 2013, And They’re Burning Witches
Human Rights / Papua New Guinea

The Global Mail: It’s 2013, And They’re Burning Witches

(Photograph by Vlad Sokhin) Sister Gaudentia knew immediately the spectacle the excited children were rushing to see. They were on their way to a witch-burning. There are many names for dark magic in the 850 tongues of Papua New Guinea, sanguma resonating widely in these mountains. The 74-year-old sister hurriedly rounded up some of her staff, … Continue reading