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Rates of family and sexual violence are among the highest in the world, and perpetrators are rarely prosecuted.
The government led by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was the focus of sustained protests throughout 2016, including student boycotts and acts of civil disobedience across a number of sectors of the economy, over allegations of corruption.
While such acts have long been criminalized and domestic violence was specifically proscribed under the 2013 Family Protection Act (FPA), few perpetrators are brought to justice.
In August, reports emerged of villagers attacking a number of women suspected of involvement in sorcery in PNG's Enga province, including one woman who had her hand chopped off.
PNG has one of the highest rates of maternal death in the world, second only to Afghanistan in the Asia Pacific region.
More than 900 asylum seekers and refugees remain on Manus Island.
Approximately 872 of these are held in a center on a naval base, of whom about 675 are recognized refugees.
Since 2014, the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate (Anti-Corruption Directorate), led by Matthew Damaru, has had a warrant for the arrest of the prime minister on corruption charges, but a court ordered a stay of execution and the warrant still had not been executed at time of writing.