The Criminal Code (Sexual Offences and Crimes against Children) Act of 2002 introduced a series of new offences extending penetration to include penetration of all orifices by the penis or any other object. The offences are graded according to the seriousness of the harm and incorporate the ways in which women are sexually violated. Tougher sentences were introduced, the marital immunity that had previously protected husbands from a charge of rape was removed, and the requirement for corroboration was removed.
Source of Information
Response to the Government of Papua New Guinea to the questionnaire for the Secretary General's Study on violence against children (2005); UN Women