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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Some of the supporters who showed up Monday morning for the Rally Against Domestic Violence
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the challenges faced by a victim, in “leaving an abusive relationship”, is where she should reside and who is going to support her, since the husband is often the family’s breadwinner, says Mona Uli of the American Samoa Alliance Against Domestic and Sexual...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata at the rally.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A rally against Domestic Violence is being held this morning, June 10, 2019, at 6 a.m in Fagatogo — organized by supporters to speak out against is the issue of breaking silence on domestic violence — an issue that has come to the forefront of our community this month....
Samoan academic Dr Mercy Ah-Siu Maliko
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — A study by New Zealand academics has called on churches in Samoa to help stop violence against women in the Pacific nation. The report, titled Church Responses To Gender-Based Violence Against Women in Samoa, examines how Samoa's social, cultural and religious systems act...
Samoan church
Otago NEW ZEALAND — A new study recommends Samoan churches need to be actively involved in solving the Island’s domestic violence problems. It’s estimated 60 per cent of women on the island nation are the victim of spousal violence. From the age of five, 99 per cent of Samoans are affiliated...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bail is set at $5,000 for a man who allegedly struck another man with a metal pipe, while he was naked in bed with his wife. The defendant is charged with one count of second degree assault, a class D felony; and third degree assault (domestic violence), a class A...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa convicted of raping his partner and pointing a gun to her face is going to jail. Kueva J. McFall, 40, appeared in court last week for sentencing. Assistant Public Defender Ryan Anderson defended, while prosecuting was Assistant Attorney General Laura...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Vaitogi who allegedly assaulted his wife by repeatedly punching her on the back of her head and on her left arm was remanded to TCF custody last Thursday, after District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea denied a defense motion to release the defendant on his own...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man facing "several matters" including a current criminal case, a criminal summons, an outstanding bench warrant (for failing to appear on an Order to Show Cause in 2016), and outstanding fines of $150 is remanded to custody at the Territorial Correctional Facility (...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with assaulting his wife has entered a 'not guilty' plea to the three charges against him: public peace disturbance, third degree assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. (To protect the identity of the victim and the children, Samoa News is...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a man charged with private peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence) for allegedly assaulting his wife earlier this week has been transferred to the Family, Drug, and Alcohol (FDA) court. (To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa...

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