Message of Hope & Solidarity: COVID-19
Across the world, we are facing an unprecedented large-scale crisis. It is humanity fighting for survival against the deadly COVID-19. Safety therefore requires us to physically separate from one another in a distancing and quarantine movement to stay alive. Please know that we here at SVSG are holding the well-being of each of you close in our minds, while bridging the distancing and quarantine through virtual connection.
For those experiencing violence, especially those forced to stay in lockdown with their abusers, know that you are not alone. Help is not on Shutdown.
For the ones who feel isolated due to the effects of distancing and quarantine, look at it as a critical time to pause, rest and reflect. There is always sunshine after the rain.
SVSG’s mission is to ensure that victims of crimes and those in need are well supported to be safe and in control of restoring their lives. Safety! is therefore the surviving word for this pandemic, especially given that in crises like this, pre-existing social inequities are often deepened.
SVSG in the coming weeks will do its best to collect and share information that might be useful to you in this challenging moment. This virtual connection is made possible through the financial support from the Spotlight Initiative (UNDP) here in Samoa.
In the meantime, please know that our hearts are with you, particularly those who are hurt most in uncertain circumstances like these.
In hope and solidarity, Samoa Victim Support Group
Help Line: 800-7874
SVSG Measles Prevention & Helping Hand Outreach
Referred to as the ‘SVSG Measles Prevention & Helping Hand Outreach’, the aim of the Outreach is to prevent as much as possible the spread of the measles, especially to our underprivileged families.
This is through awareness raising in each families on the importance of household hygiene, how to care for the affected children, counseling for the traumatized children and their parents, and the provision of basic necessities.
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Who we are
Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) is a non-governmental organisation set up in Samoa in 2005 to support victims of crimes and the most vulnerable populations through advocacy, casework, shelter for children, community awareness and violence prevention programs.
SVSG is the only organization in Samoa that provides shelter assistance for children victims of all forms of abuse and neglect.
SVSG is committed to protecting children and their rights; hence the requirement for all SVSG personnel to comply with SVSG's Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.
SVSG is the main service provider for survivors of gender based violence in Samoa. SVSG is vocal in advocating for women’s rights .
SVSG has become the voice of the voiceless and has been recognized for human rights defender work.
What we do
SVSG seeks to protect and promote the rights of victims and the most vulnerable populations such as women and children, specifically the right to be free from abuse.
We help the whole family and work to prevent violence through comprehensive community engagement. Through SVSG’s network of community volunteers, we look after vulnerable populations, underprivileged families, elderly and people with disabilities.
SVSG is engaging Men & Boys to Break the Cycle of violence against women and girls.
Why we do
SVSG believes that greater awareness of the rights of the victims and the most vulnerable will provide civil society with the knowledge and tools to ensure these rights are upheld.
A proud, strong, and successful community does not tolerate any form of violence against women and children.
¤ Child Safety
¤ Women's Rights
¤ Men & Boys Engage to EVAWG
¤ Human Rights Activist / Defender
International Childrens Peace Prize 2018 Finalist Leilua
Thank you for your continuous support!
Together we have made a difference!