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The South Pacific country of Papua New Guinea has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world. We meet an underground network of informal shelters, working to help victims in a small mountain town.

Reported as part of a fellowship for the John Alexander Project.

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/06/617265314/for-survivors-of-domestic-abuse-in-papua-new-guinea-volunteers-offer-safe-havens


Things were going terribly wrong. Ato Boropi could feel it.

Dozens of villagers had squeezed next to each other on the floor of a one-room church perched on a mountain in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Several more huddled along the walls outside, as rain pummeled the corrugated metal roof.

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/05/24/612451247/in-papua-new-guineas-sorcery-wars-a-peacemaker-takes-on-her-toughest-case