26 Nov 2009

Debate on gender equality opens campaign on violence against women in Samoa

2:01 pm on 26 November 2009

Samoa's campaign to stop violence against women begins on Savaii island this week with a debate on gender equality.

Men and women will take part in the debate as part of a 16-day campaign organised by the family haven group, Mapusaga o Aiga or MOA.

Its CEO, Salanieta Uesele Uili, says a main cause of reported domestic violence cases involves a man who believes he is superior to his wife.

The organisation says it is looking at other ways of dealing with domestic violence cases.

Mapusaga o Aiga hopes other NGOs in Samoa will also join the campaign.