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Helen’s story

Multimedia story about Helen Michael – a PNG woman who was attacked by a stranger in Port Moresby. The attacker bit her bottom lip off. She literally fought for her life.

After being disfigured she went to the Papua New Guinean media to tell her story in the hope of getting justice and an end to violence against women in her country. She is an inspiring mother, woman and leader who is fighting for women’s rights in PNG.

In Papua New Guinea, women are raped, killed and maimed on a shocking scale. The brutality is severe, often involving bush knives, axes, burning and even biting.

Photo and video: Vlad Sokhin, editing: Roman Kalyakin, Vlad Sokhin. Produced for ChildFund Australia

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