Key Challenges for children in Papua New Guinea
- A ‘lost generation’ of parents now with children have missed out on school due to the conflict.
- Violence, particularly gender based violence, is rife with 68% of women in Papua New Guinea reportedly experiencing physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections are among the highest in the world.
- The transition from school to work is difficult with limited opportunities, low literacy rates and low secondary school enrolments.