Early in April 2012 6-year-old Julie was kidnapped and assaulted by four men in Nawae block, Lae. The men raped the young girl for eight hours and then left her in the street. Julie spent more than three weeks in the hospital, and is now receiving psychological treatment. Because of the injuries inflicted on her, Julie can barely walk and can never have children. Her tormentors were arrested by the police and are awaiting trial in custody.
Meanwhile, I’m back to Australia from another trip to Papua New Guinea, where I was continuing documenting violence against women and children (this time working with ChildFund Australia) and forced evictions (for Amnesty International). Also I had a bit of time to get more photos and videos for my new project, which will be hopefully released by the end of this year.