E Tū Wāhine, E Tū Whānau Symposium - Māori Women Keeping Safe in Unsafe Relationships


Thursday 28 November 2019




Ngā Wai o Horotiu Marae, corner Symonds and Wellesley Streets, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland

Organised by

Taupua Waiora Research Centre, AUT Public Health and Mental Health Research Institute


Free. Places limited. Please RSVP by 15 November 2019

E Tū Wāhine, E Tū Whānau - Māori Women Keeping Safe in Unsafe Relationships, aims to understand better how Māori women keep themselves and their tamariki safe.

This symposium will share findings and release the report of Royal Society Te Āparangi Marsden Fund research, E Tū Wāhine, E Tū Whānau.


This research with Māori women, men, kaumātua, kuia and other key informants affirms the need for alternative thinking and strategies to support better whānau living with violence.


The research highlights the urgent need for government agencies and other family violence services to explore new ways of working with Māori whānau and their role in entrapping Māori women and tamariki in unsafe relationships.


Preliminary findings of the Tūhono Māori: Developing trauma interventions for mokopuna Māori will also be presented. The aim of the research is to develop tūhono (attach-connect) and related concepts such as tūhonotanga (attachment-connectedness) as a theory of Indigenous attachment.


Facilitators : Professor Denise Wilson, Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall with Professor Debra Jackson and Professor Juanita Sherwood

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