Crying Meri

42. Nineteen-year-old Julie, with her son, shows off her prosthetic leg in front of her house in Kundiawa, Chimbu Province.

At the age of nine months, Julie’s father attacked her and chopped off her leg. When she went to the city of Lae in 2011 to be fitted for a new prosthetic leg she was raped by members of a local gang and later found out she was pregnant. She now lives with her son James (left) in Kundiawa town.

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