Our first six months
Femili PNG’s Case Management Centre (CMC) in Lae has now been operating for more than six months. While it is early days, we are already seeing the transformation it can make in the lives of survivors of family and sexual violence.
In the first six months of operation, the CMC has worked with more than 100 clients, already closing 30 of those cases. We have assisted 19 individuals to be relocated, so that they can break the cycle of violence and start a new life in safety.
Our first progress report, available here, outlines the achievements to date and challenges ahead.
Case management in action
Beyond the numbers are the stories of individual clients, who with the support of our case workers and team have been able to achieve lasting solutions to long-term situations of violence.
Here, you can read the stories of two of our clients who had endured years of abuse. They were supported to access the legal and medical help they needed, have been relocated back to their home provinces and were provided with support to earn a livelihood so they can support themselves and their children.
Through the eyes of our staff
Those who can perhaps best speak to our work are our dedicated and hardworking Papua New Guinean staff, who directly witness the impact that case management is making for a wide variety of clients every day.
As Denga, one of our case workers, puts it:
“The funding we receive is very helpful. Every client supported by CMC extends their heartfelt thank you. Many times this is said with tears in their eyes, and this shows how much the survivors appreciate the services made possible through the funds received. This money directly benefits a lot of lives and will continue to reach out to more souls who have experienced much suffering.”
Support worker Pauline sees the benefits of the CMC extending into her community:
“From what I have seen in my work, I can say that Femili PNG meets one of the biggest needs in PNG… Working in a short time with the organization has taught me a lot, now I know where to go and what to do when facing this type of violence. Also, I can guide my neighbours and friends if they are experiencing these types of violence and I can advise them on how to access services.”
Make a tax-deductible donation
The generous support of Australian aid has allowed us to make a start. But we are not fully funded. We need your support.
By partnering with the Australian NGO AFAP, we are now able to offer tax deductibility to our Australian supporters. 95% of the funds you give will go straight to operations. AFAP deducts a 5% charge, but we won't take any of your funds for overheads or fundraising.
We have already had our 2013-14 accounts audited [pdf]. We are transparent. We follow scrupulous and rigorous financial management practices. And we are closely supervised by Oxfam, our implementing partner.
So, if you can, please make a donation.