The Lion ROARS
the Jungle stirs
PNG Family Protection Bill passed
Attorney General and Justice Minister Kerenga Kua who introduced the Bill received an overwhelming 63-0 votes to pass the bill that will give teeth to the current interim protection orders issued by the district court.
Kua said the highly sought after interim protection orders by destitute women do not have a legislative backing where victims often find themselves in situations where interim protection orders are not enforceable.
“When a breach occurs there is no penalty under the law so the cycle of violence in the family continues.”
He said the Family Protection Bill is neutral and intends to protect both man and woman who have had domestic violence in their homes. “The Bill recognizes that domestic violence of any kind is not an acceptable behavior.”www.islandsbusiness.com/news/papua-new-guinea/2953/png-family-protection-bill-passed/
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