IWDA’s local partner, the Eastern Highlands Family Voice (EHFV) is recognised as a leading NGO in PNG’s highlands working on issues of family and sexual violence.
This project led by EHFV provides a high-quality response to gender-based violence (GBV) through counselling, case management and referrals. Just as importantly, EHFV engages the broader community including men, as well as community leaders to prevent violence from happening in the first place and to create a more enabling environment for survivors of violence to access support.
In response to COVID-19, EHFV has begun phone counselling and remote case management to ensure that clients receive ongoing support. EHFV has also translated and printed health information resources from the World Health Organisation and distributed them through its network of community leaders and volunteers.