Country Samoa
Year 2017
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Samoa Family Safety Study 2017, commissioned by the Ministry reported a high prevalence of violence in the family and in particular against women, children, the elderly and people living with disabilities . The Samoa Family Study made strong recommendations towards the need for stepping up leadership through the proactive engagement of village councils and church leaders in the prevention of violence against women, children and persons with disabilities. The Safe Families, Stronger Samoa Policy and plan of action is informed by this study.

Source of Information

Samoa's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.14-15

For more information: Samoa Family Safety Study 2006 and Samoa's Historic Inquiry into Family Violence Sparks a National Conversation (UN Women)