The office of the Ombudsman released its first national inquiry last week, spotlighting the widespread shame of family violence.
At the launch, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malilegaoi called on the nation to “take action to address this issue head on at last”.
In the commission survey of 1500 people, they found 87 percent of respondents had been subjected to yelling and harsh words, 86 percent had been kicked, punched, slapped or attacked using a hard object and 24 percent choked.
In this visualisation of the survey, readers can get an in-depth look at the kinds of people surveyed, and who reported to have experienced abuse in the six months before they were surveyed.
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