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Latest items for Papua New Guinea

Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brunei, Central African Rep, Comoros, D R Congo, Gambia, Haiti, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Nigeria, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Vanuatu, Yemen
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Criminal Code Amendment of 2013 criminalized most forms of sex trafficking and all forms of labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of up to 20 years’ imprisonment. These penalties were sufficiently stringent and, with respect to sex trafficking, commensurate with penalties prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. Inconsistent with international law, the law required a demonstration of force, fraud, or coercion to constitute a child sex trafficking offense and therefore did not criminalize all forms of child sex trafficking" (381).
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"The victim identification procedures included guidance for protecting foreign victims from punishment for immigration crimes committed as a result of trafficking. However, authorities punished some victims for such crimes due to ineffective victim identification, in the context of poor interagency coordination and a lack of clarity over who had the authority to verify an individual as a victim of trafficking (...) The law provided legal alternatives to the removal of foreign victims to countries where they may face hardship or retribution, but the government did not report offering this protection to any victims in 2018. The government allowed 'ongoing stay' for trafficking victims but did not extend the service to...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Papua New Guinea, and they subject victims from Papua New Guinea to trafficking abroad. Traffickers also use Papua New Guinea as a transit point to subject foreign individuals to trafficking in other countries. Traffickers exploit foreign and local women and children in sex trafficking, domestic servitude, forced labor in the tourism sector, manual labor, and forced begging and street vending (...) Marriages in Papua New Guinea commonly involve a 'bride price' of money or chattel paid to the wives’ families by the husbands’ families, who use the bride price as debt to compel women to...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Papua New Guinea does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Papua New Guinea remained on Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking, including advancing a prominent trafficking prosecution initiated in a previous reporting period, identifying and referring more victims to protective care than in 2017, and jointly conducting foreign donor-funded training for law enforcement and judicial officials. However, the government did not provide or fund protective services for victims, nor did it systematically implement its victim identification procedures. Endemic corruption among officials, particularly...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Authorities and an international organization jointly screened for trafficking indicators among 17 individuals, culminating in the positive identification of one Filipina victim of forced labor, two Papua New Guinean sex trafficking victims, and three Papua New Guinean victims of both sex- and labor trafficking (none in 2017)" (381)
Sept. 24, 2019, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5, PW-PRACTICE-3

"Marriages in Papua New Guinea commonly involve a 'bride price' of money or chattel paid to the wives’ families by the husbands’ families, who use the bride price as debt to compel women to remain in abusive or servile marriages (...) Young girls sold into polygamous marriages may be forced into domestic service for their husbands’ extended families or exploited in sex trafficking" (382).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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July 19, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1, POLY-LAW-1

"In matters of ‘inheritance’, the State does not recognize before or during marriage what either parties owns and brings into marriage. However, the Court would require disclosure of assets by either party in divorce proceedings. The Constitution provides equal distribution of wealth and inheritance between women/girls and men/boys. The Public Curator’s Office under the provision of the ‘Wills & Probates Administration Act’ distributes estates equally among the children (if any) or next of kin of the deceased" (38)
July 19, 2019, 9:23 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Polygamy, in the past, for example, in the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea was a common practice whereas in the country’s Coastal regions, it is not common" (14)
July 19, 2019, 9:18 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5, PW-DATA-1

"Polygyny and the custom in many tribal cultures of paying a 'bride price' tended to reinforce the view that women were property" (para 53)
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"No women were elected to the 111-seat parliament" (p. 14).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides free education through grade 10 and for subsidies thereafter under the government’s tuition-free policy" (p. 18).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived through birth to a citizen parent" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal age for marriage is 18 for boys and 16 for girls. There is a lower legal marriage age (16 for boys and 14 for girls) with parental and court consent" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

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July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Customary and traditional practices allow marriage of children as young as age 12, and early marriage was common in many traditional, isolated rural communities" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Child pornography is illegal; penalties range from five to 15 years’ imprisonment, but enforcement remained a problem" (p. 20).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"According to Amnesty International, approximately two-thirds of women have been struck by their partners" (p. 17). "In 2016 Save the Children released the results of a small-scale study showing that 70 percent of children faced physical or emotional violence and that 50 percent faced sexual violence or family violence in the home" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"A UNICEF survey covering the years 2005-13 found that 21 percent of women from ages 20 to 24 had married before the age of 18 and 2 percent had married before the age of 15" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"Customary bride price payments continued. This contributed to the perception by many communities that husbands owned their wives and could treat them as chattel. In addition to being purchased as brides, women sometimes were given as compensation to settle disputes between clans" (p. 18).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DV-LAW-1, DV-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes family violence and imposes penalties of up to two years’ imprisonment and up to 5,000 kina ($1,570) in fines in an effort to end the cultural practice of providing compensation to victims" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Gangs used rape and violence against women as part of initiation" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Rape, including spousal rape, is a crime punishable by imprisonment ranging from 15 years to life" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In a 2015 World Health Organization report, approximately 70 percent of women reported that they had experienced rape or sexual assault in their lifetime" (p. 17).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 18).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"There were reports that police raped and sexually abused women while in detention. In December 2016 a police officer and male detainees in a Port Moresby police station raped a woman who was in detention"(p. 2).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Recent reports confirmed that girls were at high risk of domestic and sexual violence, sexual harassment in schools, commercial exploitation, and HIV infection, which posed serious threats to their education" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"Sexual harassment is not illegal, and was a widespread and severe problem. Women frequently experience harassment in public locations and the workplace. In Port Moresby the government and UN Women worked together to provide women-only public buses to cut down on sexual harassment on public transportation" (p. 18).