Country Samoa
Year 2013
Type of Measure Social services > Hotline/Helpline
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The establishment of a 24-hour help line by the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) in April 2013 has been instrumental in channeling the frustrations of parents, husbands and partners who are looking for someone to talk to about their problems. The aforementioned group comprises 65 per cent of the help line‘s callers, a testimony to the fact that Samoans increasingly want to speak out and seek assistance. The 24-Hour Help Line service-which was successfully advertised by the Media in Samoa- is supported by two private communication companies, Bluesky Samoa and Digicel Samoa, and is part of a two-year project sponsored by the UN Women Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund.

Source of Information

The Government of Samoa, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, para 3.10 pg 46