Raising four boys alone, 47 year-old Lucy Kukue was especially vulnerable to the aggressive behaviors rampant in her small village in South Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. While walking alone at night or on weekends, Lucy faced a constant threat of harassment by intoxicated men from nearby villages. She felt housebound and depressed, adding stress to her already challenging life as a single mother.
Violence is preventable
UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women & UNV
regional joint programme for the prevention of violence against women and girls in Asia and the Pacific