Pasefika Proud offers ethnic specific Family Violence Training Programmes

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Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu is a Pacific Family Violence Training Programme on culturally appropriate responses to Pacific individuals and families affected by family violence.

Pasefika Proud has developed eight different ethnic specific programmes and a Pan-Pacific programme which provides an overall Pacific approach. The programme is intended to build the capability of Pacific practitioners and influencers.

The programmes are five days and include seven modules which cover family violence dynamics, statistics and legislation and applying cultural concepts on working with families, victims and perpetrators.

The programmes are designed for a range of people who work with Pacific families including:

  • Pacific providers and practitioners working in family violence
  • Pacific service providers who are not specialist family violence practitioners
  • Mainstream providers delivering services to Pacific people affected by family violence
  • Pacific leaders/influencers who support Pacific people in their community roles.

There is no fee for the training however participants need to cover their own transport and accommodation costs. The following trainings have been scheduled in 2017. You can register your interest for the trainings on the Pasefika Proud website.

Update: Dates for all trainings are now available on the Pasefika Proud website.

  • Cook Islands - Tūranga Māori, 19 - 27 April, Wellington (Registration deadline: 12 April 2017)
  • Tokelau - Kaiga Māopopo, May, Wellington
  • Niue - Koe Fakatupuolamoui he tau Magafaoa Niue, June, Auckland
  • Fiji - Vuvale Doka Sautu, July, Auckland
  • Tuvalu - Toku Fou Tiale, August, Auckland
  • Kiribati - Boutukaan te mweeraoi, September, Auckland
  • Tonga - Fofola e Fale kae Talanoa a Kāinga, October, Auckland
  • Pan-Pacific, October, Auckland
  • Samoa - O le Tōfā Mamao, dates and location TBA

The Programmes are based on the Ministry of Social Development's Nga vaka o kāiga tapu: A Pacific Conceptual Framework to address family violence in New Zealand (2012), Falevitu: A literature review on culture and family violence in seven Pacific communities in New Zealand (2012) and eight ethnic specific conceptual frameworks for addressing family violence.

More information

For more information on Pacific peoples and family violence see the recent resources from Pasefika Proud, Ministry of Social Development and the following NZFVC stories:

Samoa's Ombudsman launches domestic violence inquiry, December 2016

More Pasefika Proud Fono held: "Our Families, Our People, Our Responsibility", November 2016

Pacific peoples and family violence: new resources and international meetings, October 2016

Related media

Pacific Media Investigation – Release of Investigation findings, Media release: Ministry of Social Development, 02.08.2017

Pacific Media Network and the Pasefika Proud campaign, Media release: Ministry of Social Development, 08.03.2017