Oceania Rugby condemned the assault of Debbie Kaore – a member of the PNG Orchids team.
Oceania Rugby highly condemns the brutal attack on Debbie Kaore, a mother, leader and athlete who has represented Papua New Guinea in the 7s and 15s codes, and boxing, winning medals at the Pacific Games including a Gold Medal at 2015 Pacific Games.
Sexual harassment and abuse is still being overlooked in society, Oceania Rugby said in a statement.
This leads to a culture of victim-blaming for those who come forward and the reinforcement of a culture that normalizes, and therefore perpetuates abuse.
Oceania Rugby is committed to fostering a culture that maintains the highest standards of conduct for the inclusion and respect of women and girls at all levels through the ongoing development of its policies, programs and campaigns.