5 Dec 2006

American Samoa to host regional on dealing with violence against women

12:41 pm on 5 December 2006

American Samoa is to host a regional summit on dealing with violence against women from today.

The first ever such conference, it will try to develop and promote techniques aimed at the elimination of domestic and sexual violence in the American Pacific territories.

Governor Togiola Tulafono says it is a privilege for American Samoa to host the gathering.

He says it is important to heighten awareness of the impacts of violence in the community and to collectively work towards eradicating violence from the territory.