Violence against women issues

Samoa to come under UN spotlight

They plan to assess the progress made towards eliminating discrimination against women and the protection and promotion of women's rights in the country.

The delegation plans to visit Apia and villages in Upolu and Savai'i to gather first-hand information.

It will be the first visit by independent experts from the UN Human Rights Council.

During its ten-day visit, the experts would meet with Government officials, representatives of State institutions and civil society organizations, academics, as well as individual women.