Country Samoa
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


In 2009, the Crimes Ordinance 1961 Act was reviewed.  It was updated to include new offences and to provide stiffer penalties for offenders of sexual and gender based violence against women and children.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/11/WSM/1 para 48