Please join us at the SRC (IC1.49A) and via Zoom https://usc-au.zoom.us/j/94941027987 when Lindy Kanan, Senior Research Officer at ANU, will give a talk entitled 'Family protection orders as a response to domestic and family violence in Papua New Guinea'.
Family protection orders were introduced in Papua New Guinea in 2013 with the passing of the Family Protection Act. This research project has been investigating the use and efficacy of family protection orders as a response to domestic violence in five provinces of PNG as well as the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. The research involved interviews with survivors and key stakeholders, a survey of young adults, court observations, and access to police, court and NGO data. Lindy Kanan will be discussing the key findings of the research project.
Lindy Kanan is a Senior Research Officer at the Australian National University’s Department of Pacific Affairs, as well as an Adjunct Industry Fellow at the School of Social Sciences at USC. She has worked in family violence policy and practice with the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department and Femili PNG, a crisis service in Papua New Guinea.