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Luania Kirori

is a trauma counsellor

Most violence against women occur here due to neglect – when a husband leaves the family, and a woman has to survive alone with her children.

We train women how keep safe and budget their money. As a trauma counsellor, I help with emotional and counselling support, especially for cases of sexual or physical abuse.

There is so much violence in this region. We also see 1 to 2 sorcery cases per month where women are accused of being responsible for someone’s death in a community. They can be tortured or even killed, so we need to get them to a safe house as quickly as possible.

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My role model is my mother, who has helped so many people in her life, especially women and children. In Papua New Guinea, we see women as second in everything – and I want to change this. Women need so much help here. I am very passionate about this and I am giving my life to this issue.

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