The Australian Government, through Pacific Women, has committed approximately $9.3 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Samoa.
The Samoa Country Plan was developed following a scoping mission informed by consultations with a broad range of stakeholders. These included village communities, civil society and nongovernmental organisations, private sector, media, government agencies, the judiciary, cabinet ministers, the Prime Minister, DFAT staff and other development partners. Discussions were also conducted with rural and urban women, men, young people, women with disabilities, eminent Samoan leaders and church representatives in Apia and Savaii (representing stakeholders from across rural areas). Discussions sought information about barriers and opportunities for gender equality, the drivers of change in the Samoan context, and where Australia is best positioned to provide support.
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- Date Published: April 1, 2020