So'oalo Roger

So'oalo was a fervent human rights advocate, especially pertaining to the rights of the LGBTQI community in the Pacific.

She was a member of the Samoa Fa’afafine Association (SFA) and a passionate advocate for the acknowledgement of a third gender in the island country. Under her leadership, the SFA pushed for the recognition of the validity and rights of the fa’afafine community.

She was also a pioneer in articulating the links between human rights, exploitation of fa’afafines in Samoa and the Pacific, and the health, wellbeing and security of the LGBTQI community.

She was an inspiration, a visionary and her dedication to the pursuit of rights for her community is admirable and will be remembered.


So'oalo Roger, Samoa