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Samoan men told to reduce domestic violence

 Deputy PM Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Minister of Women, Community and Social Development, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, and Sister Vitolia Mo’a, Advocate and Academic.

Apia, SAMOA — Samoan men should take more responsibility during the holiday period to reduce domestic violence.

That's the message from the Minister for Women, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, who told TV1 that her ministry was continuing efforts to combat the problem.

Faimalotoa urged men to drink in moderation during the holidays.

The ministry said reports of domestic violence increased last year in Samoa, with more than 500 incidents reported to police.