Rights of Women and Girls

To this day many women and girls across the Commonwealth still experience violations of their rights in the form of harassment and discrimination, gender-based violence, trafficking, and unequal access to services, justice and education. These violations can occur despite the adoption of laws and conventions designed to protect women and girls. More needs to be done to ensure laws are valued, respected and upheld, and as National Human Rights Institutions we must work harder to promote and protect the rights of women and girls and challenge entrenched stereotypes and roles that negatively impact progression toward equality. 



National Public Inquiry into Family Violence - Samoan and English versions available to download here