This project aimed to translate and develop educational resources and tools on GBV in indigenous Pasifika languages. The project aims to empower individuals, families, community-based and system responders, allied professionals, and the community-at-large with culturally responsive resources to address and prevent GBV in Pasifika communities. Resources include project report and glossaries and tools for Samoan, Chuukese, and Native Hawaiian communities.
This research report addresses the scarcity of data regarding Pacific Islander communities and presents research on the diaspora in the U.S. It seeks to understand who is the Pacific diaspora in the U.S., where they came from and where they are located; to examine the...
The Samoan Community Project builds on API-GBV’s Pasifika Power & Control Wheel Translation Project, which sought to adapt the well-used tool to Pasifika languages and cultural/community contexts. This report highlights the needs to unpack the Samoan words...
By American Samoa Alliance Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
A quantitative and qualitative comparison of the service provision and overall response to domestic violence and sexual assault in American Samoa. This project examines the gaps between what services are available and what victims report needing; it aims to answer, “What does an effective response to domestic violence and sexual assault look like in American Samoa?”
Published by Peninsula Press
“In the wake of noteworthy sexual assault allegations in the government and Hollywood, the nation is being forced to reckon with the pervasiveness of gender-based violence. But for Pacific Islanders, a population that is small in the U.S. even for a minority group, the prevalence of assault and abuse is easily overlooked by agencies that serve entire cities or counties.”
A compilation of statistics on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and help-seeking.
Erin Thomas, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)
An overview of the geographical, historical, ethno-linguistic, and cultural diversity of Pacific Islander communities; historical trauma; and GBV trends.
Erin Thomas, International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICCAD)
A community-needs assessment on gender-based violence in Niue based on a literature review and key interviews of Niueans.
Ending Violence Against Women and Girls – Evidence, Data and Knowledge in Pacific Island Countries, 2011
By U.N. Women
This literature review synthesizes material from the reports on violence against women in Pacific Island Countries and presents analysis of social contexts, challenges in addressing violence against women, the nature and extent of violence against women, accessing support services, access to justice for women and girls, and preventing violence against women.
Pasifika Power & Control Wheel Translation Project Report
Matāpuna Ma’ilo Levenson, MSW
This report highlights the indigenous methodologies used and lessons learned from this project, and provides recommendations for how communities can integrate the approaches and lessons learned to their own work of ending gender-based violence in their respective communities.
Native Hawaiian Resources: The Mo’ohihia framework
Developed by project consultants Kekai Lindsey and Ho’oleina Ioane, the Mo’ohihia framework reflects the succession of difficulties that progress through generations (Mo’ohihia).
Samoan Resources: The ‘Ato and Afa Frameworks
Project partners Suzanna Tiapula and Dr. Michael Ligaliga developed two frameworks for understanding and responding to domestic and gender-based violence from a Samoan cultural perspective: O le ʻAto lau niu (the coconut leaf basket) and O le filigā Afa (the sennit rope braiding process).
Chuukese Resources: Tatan Imw Framework
Project consultants Innocenta Sound-Kikku and Paul Otoko created the Tatan Imw framework: Broken Roles, Responsibilities and Values within Chuukese Homes. This framework focus on three important roles that comprise Chuukese life and Re Chuuk (Chuukese people) worldview : Wa (individuals), Imw (home and family), and Uut (clan and community).