Kokoda Trail

Women trek Kokoda for Femili PNG

Femili PNG is a PNG non-government organisation which helps survivors of family and sexual violence to access the services they need.

The first team of seven completed the gruelling 96 kilometre trek over 9 days from 4 to 12 September 2018. They then travelled to Lae to visit the Femili PNG case management centre which supports women, children and men who are survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

The second team of two women were on the track and completed the walk from 1 to 8 October 2018.

Tourist raped and tortured on PNG’s famous Kokoda trail

Police say that the attack was a pack- rape that saw the tourists tortured by at least three armed men. The assailants robbed the couple, taking valuable items such as mobile phones, shoes, backpacks, and clothing alongside cash worth K15,000 before being released.

Silvester Kalaut NCD-central assistant police commissioner has asked local villagers to assist in the capture of the culprits who are responsible for the attacks.