Country Samoa
Year 2015
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Government of Samoa with assistance from the Government of Australia developed a multiyear gender programme called Samoa Women Shaping Development (SWSD) in support of Samoa’s gender goals starting in 2015. The objective is to improve gender equality in Samoa. There are seven key areas: 
1. Enhanced knowledge and evidence to inform policy and practice 
2. Strengthened women’s groups and coalitions 
3. Positive changes in social norms, values, practices and attitudes towards gender equality and women’s agency 
4. Improved women’s leadership and decision making opportunities
5. Increased economic opportunities for women
6. Reduced violence against women and expanded support services
7. Improved gender outcomes in education and health. 


Source of Information

Samoa's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.20-21

For more information: Samoa Women Shaping Development: Progress Report July – December 2015