The Breaking the Cycle project started with a meeting organised by the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG), in January 2019. Jens, founder of Emancipator, was one of the participants. The mission of the Samoa Victim Support Group is to provide professional service to victims of crimes, such as domestic violence, and to victims of harassment at work or other crimes related to poverty. The SVSG Juniors consist of a team of young mentors who act as ambassadors for the youth in their community. Their aim is to prevent and eradicate this type of crime.
In addition to the first meeting, the organisation is responsible for recruiting and training participants, developing an advocacy and research strategy, and organising local workshops and a press conference.
Further information about the event hosted by the Samoa Victim Support Group can be found here. Another article on their website, about the prevention of violence through changing our mindsets about masculinity, can be found here.