This project seeks to strengthen the role of the church as an actor in the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) and in support of GBV survivors. The one-day conference brought together service providers, policy makers, academics, theological educators and church participants.

Samoa TV1 coverage of the NZIPR conference at Piula Theological College, Samoa, addressing Church Responses to Gender-Based Violence Against Women on 16 March 2018. The clip is 7:36 mins and was broadcast as part of the evening news on 16 March 2018. The clip includes figures on the prevalence of the problem, extracts from a presentation by Dr Mema Motusaga (Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development) and interviews with Dr Mercy Ah Siu-Maliko (lead investigator for the project) and Prof David Tombs. The audio switches between Samoan and English. In her presentation, Dr Motusaga challenges the church to strengthen its response to the issue, and calls on church leaders to step up and address misinterpretations of the bible which contribute towards gender-based violence.

Samoa TV1 coverage of the NZIPR conference at Piula Theological College, Samoa, addressing Church Responses to Gender-Based Violence Against Women on 16 March 2018. The clip is 7:36 mins and was broadcast as part of the weekly news highlights on 18 March 2018. It includes interviews with Dr Mercy Ah Siu-Maliko (lead investigator) and Prof David Tombs. The audio switches between Samoan and English.

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