Crying Meri | Violence against women in Papua New Guinea

Hellen Alphons (about 38 years old), lost her leg in 2005 during a fight with her drunk husband, Alai Kawa. Alai chopped off Hellen’s right leg with a bush knife infront of their young children, who later called for help. Alai was arrested by police, however after receiving treatment, Hellen left her home out of fear that her husband might be released. She only returned in 2010 when she found out that Alai died in prison. She now lives together with Alai’s sister and they both run a small shop in Kundiawa town, Simbu Province.

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