Category: Domestic violence

Inquiry into Samoa’s Family Violence set for ‘public hearing’ phase – a first for Pacific

Starting in September in Samoa, the ‘public hearings’ phase of a human rights inquiry into family violence will take place across Savaii and Upolu. This particular phase of the 18-month Inquiry will last for...

“Australia, stop your assumptions – violence is not part of Pacific culture”, says Le’au Asenati.

By Le’aufa’amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor Our cultures, our beliefs, our values, our ways of thinking and behaving – are central to understanding violent behaviour in Australia’s multicultural society. Our support agencies working to prevent domestic...

Pacific Parliamentarians adopt the Pipitea Declaration on human rights

On the week that Wellington celebrated 150 years as the capital of New Zealand, Commonwealth parliamentarians from the Pacific region adopted the Pipitea Declaration to protect and promote human rights at a seminar in Wellington. On...