Aotearoa can learn from Pacific nations

The Pacific Conceptual Framework to Address Family Violence in New Zealand was launched in Auckland on Wednesday.

Speaking at the launching, the Associate Minister of Social Development, Tariana Turia, said that Aotearoa can learn from Pacific nations.

“Today is a very significant day – a day in which Pacific nations have established a platform for change that all of Aotearoa can learn from,”she said.

“For this publication; this process; is a truly remarkable event – it is about reclaiming the divine sacredness of ‘va’ – the understandings throughout the Pacific of living in relationships that honour each other’s existence. It is, indeed, something to be proud of; a day of great excitement.”

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.


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