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In 1837 a British Parliamentary Select Committee published a report on the situation of Aboriginal peoples across its colonies around the world including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Pacific Island Countries, South America and Africa. A second version of this report was subsequently produced in the...
As part of a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture, this study draws on the story of Hagar to explore its themes of power, gender inequality, and family violence and to connect the text with experiences...
As part of a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture, this study draws on the story of Tamar to promote a thoughtful and informed discussion of challenges raised by the story and to explore its themes...
Tatala le Ta’ui a le Atua presents a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture. It embraces the belief that the self takes its form from maintaining relationships.
The increase in cases of domestic violence in Samoa and the diaspora is slowly raising the public’s awareness of its impacts on the victims, who are overwhelmingly women and children. Because it is such a serious and growing social problem, it is a priority for...
The purpose of this research is to formulate a theologically coherent perspective on the complex social and moral questions facing contemporary Samoan society. It does so by constructing a contextual Samoan public theology, based on the core Samoan-Christian values of alofa (love), fa'aaloalo (respect), soalaupule...
Church membership in Samoa is exceptionally high, and the moral authority and community leadership of churches in society is widely recognised. The churches in Samoa therefore have enormous potential capacity to contribute proactively to social well-being.
Violence against children is at endemic levels across Pacific island nations and Timor-Leste. Millions of children experience exceptionally high levels of physical, emotional and sexual violence, as well as neglect.
NZAID contracted an external evaluation team with the combined purpose of assessing the results achieved under the ISP for learning and accountability, informing the MJCA and the Samoan LJS about outstanding institutional strengthening priority needs, including any gaps that have not previously been identified.
The concept of Temporary Special Measures (TSM) was introduced in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women came into force in 1979. Besides Samoa the rest of the Pacific countries have been slow to adopt TSM, which may...