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.