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Research briefing : violence against women in Samoa Ramona Boodoosingh, Melanie Beres and David Tombs

By: Boodoosingh, Ramona.
Contributor(s): Beres, Melanie | Tombs, David.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Women's Studies Journal.Publisher: Women's Studies Association (NZ) / Pae Akoranga Wāhine, 2018Subject(s): DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | FAMILY VIOLENCE | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | JUSTICE | PACIFIC PEOPLES | RELIGION | SAMOAN PEOPLE | VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN | PACIFIC ISLANDS | SAMOAOnline resources: Click here to access online In: Women's Studies Journal, 2018, 32(1/2): 33 - 56. (Open access)Summary: This research briefing provides information about the context of violence against women (VAW) in Samoa. It explores the social, cultural, and religious systems that serve to sustain the nation’s high rates of VAW, including local governance structures and the gender roles inherent within them. There is particular focus on the role of the Christian church in Samoa, and the authors note that, while it can be complicit in perpetuating gender inequalities which sustain VAW, it also has undeniable potential as a source of positive change. (Authors' abstract). Record #6117
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Women's Studies Journal, 2018, 32(1/2): 33 - 56. (Open access)

This research briefing provides information about the context of violence against women (VAW) in Samoa. It explores the social, cultural, and religious systems that serve to sustain the nation’s high rates of VAW, including local governance structures and the gender roles inherent within them. There is particular focus on the role of the
Christian church in Samoa, and the authors note that, while it can be complicit in perpetuating gender inequalities which sustain VAW, it also has undeniable potential as a source of positive change. (Authors' abstract). Record #6117