The ANU Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) have recently released a short film featuring five researchers sharing their experiences as part of a research initiative assessing the efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
A mixed methods approach was adopted for this research, using a range of information sourced from survivors, service providers and the community. These included interviews, a survey of young adults, and any available statistics recorded by police, the courts and specialist family and sexual violence services.
“It was crucial for us to work in collaboration with local partners and researchers who have the knowledge and understanding of local conditions,” said Judy Putt, the lead ANU researcher for this project.
“This ensured our research was undertaken ethically and as safely as possible.”
Following on from this first short film, a second film will present the main research findings of the report. Find out more about this film and project on DPA’s website.