Vi­o­lence tar­geted

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

A new ini­tia­tive to tackle fam­ily vi­o­lence in the Pa­cific com­mu­nity is be­ing touted as ground­break­ing by MP Tar­i­ana Turia.

The as­so­ci­ate min­is­ter of so­cial de­vel­op­ment launched Nga Vaka o Ka¨ iga Tapu, a frame­work for ad­dress­ing fam­ily vi­o­lence, in Auck­land ear­lier this month.

She also launched seven as­so­ci­ated spe­cific cul­tural frame­works for the Cook Is­lands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Toke­lau, Tonga and Tu­valu.

‘‘ Un­der­stand­ing cul­tural per­spec­tives and the way peo­ple from Pa­cific com­mu­ni­ties view the world and ap­ply­ing that to our prac­tice – the way we work with them – will, I be­lieve, help pro­duce so­lu­tions that ef­fect real changes to fam­ily vi­o­lence inci- dence in our Pa­cific com­mu­ni­ties,’’ said Mrs Turia.

The frame­works were com­mis­sioned by the Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment, and the work was led by the Pa­cific Ad­vi­sory Group which ad­vises gov­ern­ment on ad­dress­ing fam­ily vi­o­lence in Pa­cific com­mu­ni­ties.

All doc­u­ments are avail­able at fam­il­y­ser­vices.govt.nz.

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