Pacific conceptual framework for addressing family violence released

Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu, the Pacific Conceptual Framework, was launched today. Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu is a conceptual framework for addressing family violence in seven Pacific communities in New Zealand. It is informed by, and aligned with, seven ethnic specific conceptual frameworks on addressing family violence, and a literature review.

The framework is intended as a guide for policy writers. It defines and explains meanings of family, violence, and key concepts and principles that promote family wellbeing for seven ethnic specific Pacific communities.

Along with the seven ethnic specific conceptual frameworks, the framework will inform the development of a training programme to assist ethnic specific practitioners, and service providers and non-Pacific practitioners working with Pacific victims(s), perpetrator(s) and families affected by family violence.

[Adapted from Executive Summary]

Access 'Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu, the Pacific Conceptual Frameworks' here

Access the Media Statement by Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister for Social Development here