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American Samoa Alliance against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Over the recent months I have been asked, “Why is there an increase in Domestic Violence and Sexual assault cases.” My answer, “More victims are reporting. It has always existed, but their stories were never told.”  In 2019 the Alliance asked survivors questions about their journey, and nine (9)...
Dear Editor: Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. It’s a day filled with romance, affection and passion for many couples, but for others it can cause anxiety, fear and violence. The American Samoa Alliance against Domestic & Sexual Violence, and its partners, continue to provide awareness...
Dear Editor: Two in three. That’s how many Samoan women experience domestic violence. The recent stories in Samoa news detail the impact of domestic & sexual violence. We have read the reporting of sexual harassment in government work place, and leadership response, it’s not a “news issue.”  We...