Traditional roles of Samoan fa’afafine aren’t always being recognised during natural disasters

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

In Samoa, the third and fourth culturally recognised genders of fa’afafine and fa’afatama are widely accepted in local communities — but not being legally recognised has its challenges.
Fa’afafine, meaning “in the manner of a woman” and fa’afatama, “in the manner of a man”, are not legally recognised and are often left out of governance decisions that can impact them.

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Podcast – Institutional
September 18, 2023
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