What can be done to stop domestic violence?

Barry Faalaa, 24, Tuanai

Domestic violence is usually caused by money. They should pray to God and read the Bible. One reason why it is happening is that the matai are not doing their duty in the family. Some of the problems are also caused by parents. A lot of problems are happening during the lockdown such as financial problems and people losing their jobs. 

Sivaotea Solomona, 19, Nofoalii

I think everything in the family should be done equally. The parents should work together on what is needed to be done in the family so that there would be no problems at all. The matai should do something if they know problems are happening in families and they should help them do what is needed to be done to stop domestic violence.

Lasi Toleafoa, 20, Fasitoo Tai

The mother shouldn't get angry so quickly when the father tells her something because that is when argument starts. They should work together and be humble.

Siona Schuster, 52, Alafua

If the parents are good then nothing will happen. Sometimes it is the father that causes it, the father should support the family.

Malaeulu Teofilo, 50, Poutasi

There should be laws in the village to stop domestic violence, especially the women who are affected. The matai in the villages should create laws to stop these types of problems from happening within families in the village.

Faavae Fiu, 61, Vailele

Everyone should go to church. We grew up going to the church but we should start thinking about when the changes started to happen. Phones have influenced people these days by what they are watching from overseas. Phones are one of the reasons why a lot of problems are caused. There are a lot of changes these days. If people have a close relationship with God then no problems will happen.

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