Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa

Ambulance | ambulancía | Krankenwagen | 救急車 | скорая помощь: 996

Faataua Le Ola Lifeline: 800-5433

Abuse helpline: (685) 22640

Mapusaga o Aiga (Samoa)/Family Haven for Domestic Violence

CONTACT NAME: Salanieta Uesele 

PHONE: 22 640 

PO BOX: 3676 APIA STREET / Suite J, Nia Mall, TAUFUSI 

EMAIL ADDRESS: moa@samoa.ws, LKW@samoa.ws 

Faataua Le Ola

https://www.flosamoalife.com/

https://www.facebook.com/FLOsamoalife/

Lifeline: 800-5433

flosamoalifeline@samoaonline.ws 

Samoa Family Health Association | IPPF

https://www.ippf.org/about-us/member-associations/samoa

Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) 

www.samoavictimsupport.org/

https://www.facebook.com/samoavictimsupportgroup/

Beach Road, Apia (behind the Central Police Station)

(685) 800-7874/ 27904/ 25392

Faalapotopotoga Atinae o Komiti Tumama o Samoa (FAKTS)/ Samoa Womens Committee Development Organisation (SWCDO)

Mobile phone: 7611752/76111750

Email address swcdorg@samoa.ws, katifabryce@yahoo.com.au 

Caritas Samoa

caritas.org/where-caritas-work/oceania/samoa/

Address: Tuutuuileloloto Hall, Mulivai- Apia, PO Box 532 

Telephone: +685 27692 

E-mail: cfo@samoa.ws / Archdiocese_caritasprojects@samoa.ws / Archdiocese_caritasadmin@samoa.ws

Facebook: Caritas Samoa https://www.facebook.com/caritassamoa/

Pasefika Mana Social Services 

Lalovaea 

29679

pasefika.mana@netvo.ws 

Samoa Social Welfare Fesoasoani Trust 

Mulinu’u, MJCA 

28944 

sswft12@lesamoa.net 

Toomaga o Aiga 

7578696 https://web.facebook.com/toomagaoaigatoa?_rdc=1&_rdr


In the Samoa Health & Safety Study (2006), 70% of women stated that ‘wife beating’ was acceptable, and 50% of men surveyed said it was ‘okay’. In the same study, 39% of respondents reported ‘seeing abuse against women in the past year’, but only 25% of those people actually reported the incidents to authorities.
 
Female participants in Samoa’s Demographic Health Survey (2014) communicated an alarming level of acceptance of domestic violence:
37% or four out of ten women agreed that ‘wife beating’ can be justified.
 
In Samoa’s National Family Safety Study (2017), 90% of children surveyed experienced some sort of violence and abuse. The National Study concluded that “there is an endemic nature of domestic violence (DV) in Samoa and a persistent culture of violence against women, children and persons with disabilities.”

Violence against women and girls is a key public health concern, and the data that exist suggest it is a significant problem in Samoa. According to a Samoa Family Health and Safety study in 2006, 38 per cent of ever-partnered women experience physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, 19 per cent experienced emotional abuse and 20 per cent experience sexual violence in their lifetime.

Sources:

Samoa Health & Safety Study (2006)

Samoa Demographic Health Survey (2014)

Samoa National Family Safety Study (2017)

UNICEF: Situation Analysis of Children in Samoa

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