Country Samoa
Year 2010 - 2015
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence

Brief Description


Policy Outcome 2 of the National Policy for Women of Samoa (2010-2015) deals with the reduction of violence against women as follows:

1. Review and develop relevant legislation to curb all forms of violence against women and girls.
2. Strengthen Interagency Collaboration and response systems to address violence against women and girls.
3. Achieve an attitude of zero tolerance of all forms of domestic violence including sexual violence.
4. Develop and strengthen the legal protection, counseling support for victims of violence.
5. Greater availability of free legal assistance and law reform affecting domestic relations and the increased availability of effective, formal alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for family law matters.


Source of Information

Website of the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development; The Government of Samoa, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, para 2.1 pg 8