Fola le ta’ui a le Atua: Rolling Out the Mat of Scripture: Church Responses to Gender-Based Violence Against Women in Samoa: Supporting Church Capacity for Transformative Social Leadership

Research Team: Mercy Ah Sui-Maliko, David Tombs, Melanie Beres, Caroline Blyth, Ramona Boodoosingh, Tess Patterson Church membership in Samoa is exceptionally high and community leadership of churches in society is widely recognised. The churches in Samoa have...

Tackling Gender-Based Violence in Samoa and the Pacific

Globally, roughly one in three women experience violence, but in many Pacific societies it is more like two out of three women, according to Professor David Tombs, principal investigator of the research project to strengthen the role of the church as an actor in the...
Tatala le ta’ui a le Atua: Rolling Out the Fine Mat of Scripture Church Responses to Gender-Based Violence Against Women in Samoa:  Supporting Church Capacity for Transformative Social Leadership

Tatala le ta’ui a le Atua: Rolling Out the Fine Mat of Scripture Church Responses to Gender-Based Violence Against Women in Samoa: Supporting Church Capacity for Transformative Social Leadership

In 2016, the Samoan Ombudsman, Maiava Iulia Toma, announced a national enquiry into violence against women, and called for churches to be involved in this.[1] Alongside this, the Ministry of Women Community and Social Development in Samoa has recently presented the...

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