News Flash – Samoa Rugby Union commits to White Ribbon Day

The Samoa Rugby Football Union have thrown their full support behind International White Ribbon Day in Samoa on 25th November.  Members of the mens sevens and the womens sevens squads as well as development players will join the activities.  In the afternoon the Samoa Police domestic violence team will work with Samoa players to raise awareness on the issues of domestic and family violence.

The Board of Samoa Rugby will meet with the PPDVP Programme Manager, Steve Symonds from NZ Rugby, Samoa Police and others on Tuesday.

In developing this response, Wayne Schuster from Samoa Rugby said “This proposal from the Samoa Rugby Union is made within the overall response to how Samoa is addressing the Millennium Development goals, especially on gender and women’s issues, as well as raising awareness on issues for their organisation and the players.”

PPDVP Programme Manager, Cam Ronald reinforced the success of activities like this ” This is a fantastic coming together of Samoa Rugby, Samoa Police and the community to make a clear statement from men, that violence is not OK.  International White Ribbon Day on the 25th November is a key chance to carry this message to the community.”  Cam said “Having roles models and future leaders in Samoa carry this message is a great achievement, congratulations to everyone who has worked to achieve this.”

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