Papua New Guinea

Targeted Groups
Perpetrators
Alert Status
Genocide Stage(s)
  • Tribal Groups

  • Bougainvillians 

  • Women

  • LGBTQ+ 

  • Raskol Gangs

  • PNG Government

  • Tribal Militias

Stage 5: Organization
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Tribal and gang violence, known locally as Raskol is widespread throughout Papua New Guinea (PNG). A large supply of firearms, environmental destruction, and slim economic opportunities have help fuel this violence. Women, children, and LGBTQ+ are at huge risk for assault, robbery, and murder.  From 1988-1998, The PNG government led a large-scale invasion of the separatist island of Bouganville, using scorched-earth tactics to defeat the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA).

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The Gangs of Papua New Guinea

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A tough place to be a woman

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Facing ghosts of the past in Bougainville