Village representatives

Samoa village leaders complete gender based violence response training

After four sets of two-day trainings, the village leaders, registered as representatives of the Samoa Victim Support Group in village communities, have improved understanding and knowledge on the importance of their roles as first respondents in cases of GBV.

The last group of trainees comprised of elderly high chiefs (both male and female) with the eldest being 82 years old.

As such, the wealth of traditional knowledge and the respect afforded to them within the village councils of their respective communities, are the added value they each brought to the learning table.