Jodi Bieber
A 13 year old girl sits in the child protection room at the Family Support Centre in Tari, Hela Province, in the Highlands region of Papua New Guinea. She walked to the clinic with her mother after a man from her village, who had raped her twice before, had attempted to rape her again. The family had previously gone to the village court and to the police but no action had been taken. Despite having some of the highest rates of violence against women and girls outside a conflict zone, there are only six safe houses in the country and none in Tari. The girl was returning back to the same village after seeking treatment at the Family Support Centre.