The teenager’s violent death has inspired a broader movement against PNG’s endemic domestic abuse

For six full days 19-year-old Jenelyn Kennedy suffered. Her legs and arms were chained, witness statements to police say, her mouth gagged.

They allege she died from being beaten, locked in her room. Her young children in a room down the hall.

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Emma David is a senior child protection trainer and project coordinator at Save the Children in Papua New Guinea.

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