Samoa: Strengthening Protection, Gender and Inclusion in Disaster Law

Disasters bring with them not only a devastating human impact but have a huge economic cost as well, which can set a country back in their sustainable development.

In 2015, Samoa was chosen as one of the nine case studies across the Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean and Europe regions  to investigate the potential increase of SGBV in the aftermath of the 2009 tsunami and 2012 Cyclone Evan in order to to inform a global report commissioned by International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) further the development of advocacy and action for enhanced response to and prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) in disasters.