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This undated handout photo released on A...This undated handout photo released on August 13, 2013 by ChildFund Australia shows a woman named Helen wearing a large bandaid where her lip once was in in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families, a new study said on August 13, 2013.  ----EDITORS NOTE ----RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / VLAD SOKHIN / CHILDFUND AUSTRALIA"

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Helen, from Port Moresby, is among many women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea who suffer brutality, with a study by Australian charity ChildFund showing savage attacks occur in two-thirds of all families Read more

Julia Gillard Visits Papua New Guinea - Day 2...PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - MAY 10:  Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on May 10, 2013 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense, and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island.The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Julia Gillard to the Pacific Island Nation and the first visit since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007.

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on Friday in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island. The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Gillard to the Pacific island nation and the first visit since former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. Read more