Awesome new initiative tackling family violence in pasifica and maori families.
"The strategies aim to bring about a change in the attitude and behaviour of Maori and Pacific perpetrators of family violence by increasing understanding of the causes and effects of their actions."
"Government ministerial committee on family violence chairwoman Tariana Turia said the five-year strategy was a new start based on the old ways of the Maori and Pacific people.
"My focus has always been to focus on the potential of people to be the navigators of their own journeys, and that's why I'm so excited about the strategies, which move the debate along from talk to action."
Mrs Turia said the strategies would work because they gave communities the ability to find their own solutions."
Non-maori continually say that maori should own and fix up the terrible violence statistics relating to them. This is a step towards that. This is a great line - "a new start based upon the old ways" Love it! And this, "the potential of people to be the navigators of their own journeys" Love that too! And this one, " gave communities the ability to find their own solutions." Yes!
Community is the answer to this issue. Bringing people together to work on their own solutions within their community. It cannot be fixed any other way IMO