Projects / Program Design

Community Healing and Rebuilding Program


2016 – Present

Oxfam in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea


Collective Action has been working with Oxfam in Papua New Guinea (OiPNG) since 2016 to support their violence prevention program through research, program design, monitoring and evaluation and capacity strengthening.

We are leading the design and trial of the Community Healing Program – a new trauma-informed violence prevention program. The Healing Program received the World Bank Group and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Development Marketplace Award for innovation in the prevention and response to gender-based violence. The program design process included a scoping study to identify the needs of communities, co-design workshops with Oxfam staff and local partner organisations, and in-depth training of project staff. We are working closely with Oxfam staff and local civil society organisations (CSOs) to support the implementation of the program, including training and coaching in gender, family and community violence, trauma-informed approaches, self-care, social research, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.