Samoa’s State of Human Rights report


The Office of the Ombudsman, Samoa’s National Human Rights
Institution, recently released their State of Human Rights report. Women – along with children, people with disabilities, and prisoners – were among those highlighted as the most vulnerable within Samoan society, with their basic human rights requiring increased protection.

The report identifies three main issues relating to women’s rights that require focus:

  • Tackling gender roles and stereotyping
  • Recognising unequal economic and political participation
  • Preventing high instances of violence against women

Full and summary reports are available on the Ombudsman Samoa website.