SAMOA – Preliminary findings of a ten-day mission to Samoa by Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice

  The UN Working Group’s mission was the first official visit ever to Samoa by independent experts designated by the UN Human Rights Council. Kamala Chandrakirana and Eleonora Zielinska represented the Working Group.   Text from the preliminary findings as regards the issue of abortion:   “…We are alarmed at the high rates of teenage pregnancy (9%), which lead to stigmatisation, exclusion and fines in certain villages. In this regard, we reiterate our view that … Continued

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