Komuniti Lukautim Meri Project (KLOM): Addressing Violence against Women and Girls in Papua New Guinea

The Komuniti Lukautim Meri Project (KLOM): Addressing Violence against Women and Girls in Papua New Guinea operates in two provinces, Sandaun and Western Highlands. It uses community systems strengthening and rights- and evidenced-based approaches to address the problem of widespread violence against women and girls. The project works directly with local partners and communities to achieve the following three objectives:

  • Prevent violence against women and girls through community mobilization, education and the empowerment of men and women to take action to stop gender-based violence
  • Respond to violence against women and girls by improving access to quality services for survivors
  • Empower women and girls by promoting enabling environments in schools and communities that support their right to make choices, access services and participate in decision-making processes


  • Addressing Gender-Based Violence at FHI 360
    November 2015 — This brochure provides an overview of FHI 360’s global projects and services that address gender-based violence.
  • Powerful voices
    2014 — This booklet depicts the lives of 49 women in Papua New Guinea, using their photographs and stories from the Powerful Voices project — an FHI 360 project helping women use digital photography to document their lives and speak...
  • Survey on Family Well-being in Western Highlands and Sanduan (West Sepik) Provinces
    June 2014 — This baseline survey in Papua New Guinea was conducted to identify attitudes toward violence and an understanding of the social norms involved and the levels of knowledge among participants. It is a household-based, cross-sectional...
  • Komuniti Lukautim Ol Meri
    2013 — This flyer provides more information about the ways in which FHI 360 is working to reduce violence against women and girls in Papua New Guinea through the Komuniti Lukautim Ol Meri (KLOM) project.
  • Papua New Guinea
Funder: Australian Aid/DFAT
Duration: 2012 - 2018