The Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu: Pathways to Wellbeing Fono

Pasefika Proud is one of the key supporters of The Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu: Pathways to Wellbeing Fono on 22 February 2019, a FREE Fono for those who want to contribute to the discussion of family violence as it relates to Pacific communities, families, women and children.

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HURRY TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONE-DAY EVENT – FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY

The inaugural Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu: Pathways to Wellbeing Fono

Date – Friday 22nd February 2019

Venue - Waipuna Hotel, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. https://goo.gl/maps/YcdPyCtGaM82(external link)

Breakfast Session from 7.00am

Main Programme Session from 9.30am

Research shows that violence was not a part of our Pacific cultures, so it should not be a part of our present nor our future. A loss of our culture (understanding and practices) has led to a breakdown in relational being and an escalation in unacceptable violent behaviour.

The eight Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu Cultural Frameworks create an opportunity to return to the beauty and richness of our culture. It holds the solutions regarding ways of knowing and ways of being.  Bringing these to the fore in our practice and using culturally appropriate tools to engage with Pacific families allows us to return to a state of wellbeing.

The Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu: Pathways to Wellbeing Fono is a free Fono for those who want to contribute to the discussion of Family Violence as it relates to Pacific communities, families, women and children.

The one-day event features international keynote speakers, including Samoa’s Ombudsman, Maiava Iulai Toma and academic and former politician, Dr Ana Taufe’ulungaki from Tonga, alongside policy influencers, including Rev Dr. Charles Waldegrave and Taimalie-utu Kiwi Tamasese from the Family Centre Social Policy and Salu Uepa from the, Research Unit and who will share her experiences with family violence.

The programme also includes, the New Zealand Government Minister of Social Development, the Hon. Carmel Sepuloni, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Justice (Sexual and Domestic Violence Issues) Jan Logie, who is responsible for joint agency work in family violence.

For more information and to register for this event click here: http://ngavaka.nz/fono/(external link)