Bougainville Family Health and Safety Study
May 10, 2015
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville still faces the aftermath of many forms of violence after the civil war. In 2001, the Bougainville Peace Agreement (BPA) — signed between the national Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) and leaders representing the people of Bougainville — ended a ten-year civil conflict during which thousands of men and women lost their lives.
This summary report of the Family Health and Safety Study gives insight into the health and safety of the people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, and points to what more is needed to address these issues of great concern. This report presents some uncomfortable statics about the lives of those surveyed, many of whom experienced traumatic events during and following from the conflict.