Keeping Samoan women free from violence

This new report A malu i 'āiga, e malu fo'i i fafo: Protection for the family, protection for all, shares, from the perspective of Samoan people, what works to keep Samoan women and girls safe from violence. It provides an overview of what Samoan people perceive as important in understanding primary prevention of violence against Samoan women and girls.

The report includes an analysis of the protective and risk factors identified by Samoan people. It highlights primary prevention activities that are currently occurring in Samoan communities and discusses Samoan people’s ideas about what effective primary prevention looks like. The Ministry is encouraging discussion on the findings to broaden cultural attitudes to violence prevention and ensure policy makers design effective ways to keep women free from violence.