Dr Melissa Demian


World Bank Consultancy

Gender based violence in urban Papua New Guinea: Improving knowledge and interventions

In 2016 and 2017 Dr Demian was a consultant affiliated with the World Bank project Urban Safety in Port Moresby and Lae, Papua New Guinea, conducting research on the pathways of redress sought by urban women in response to domestic violence. The project focused on both formal and informal solutions negotiated by women living in the settlements of Papua New Guinea’s two main cities, with an emphasis on the connections they sought between legal, economic, spiritual, and social domains of action.