Rugby providing a welcome relief for PNG women

Domestic violence is a chronic problem in PNG but Rugby League is helping women more personal confidence and respect.

    Rugby League has long played second fiddle to its big brother Rugby Union.

    But in the heart of the Pacific the 13-man code is a way of life.

    Papua New Guinea is the only country in the world where this is the national sport.

    And its popularity is being used to make a dent in another national concern – violence against women.

    Paul Rhys reports from Port Moresby.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.