Pasefika Proud develops and provides downloadable resources relating to family violence, including frameworks, research and infographics. 

Victim-Survivor Perspectives on Longer-Term Support After Experiencing Violence and Abuse

In August 2020 The Backbone Collective released a report prepared for the Ministry of Social Development detailing what longer term support would have helped some women victim-survivors to get safe, recover and rebuild their lives after experiencing family violence.  

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Pasifika Collective Well-Being During Dovid-19 Crisis: Samoans And Tongans In Brisbane

Journal of Indigenous Social Development

This paper gives insights into the collective ways that Samoans and Tongans living in Brisbane have responded to the changes and uncertainties of the COVID-19 era. As Samoan and Tongan insider researchers, we present observations and dialogue from Samoan and Tongan families that were recorded during March 2020, as part of an inquiry into Pasifika mobilities and well-being in Australia. The responses drawn from these cohorts suggest an established resilience and  purposed  creativity  during  this  global  crisis.  The  social  distancing  regulations,  border closures and travel bans have caused Samoan and Tongan communities in Brisbane to engage more; particularly connecting through digital spaces (vā) of social media and other online communication  platforms.  Pasifika  have  responded  to  the  pressures  and  parameters  of  a pandemic with innovative ways of nurturing their collective well-being.

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Pacific Perspectives on Family Violence in Aotearoa New Zealand

Authors: Fuafiva Fa’alau, PhD (Lecturer, Pacific Health, School of Population Health, University of Auckland; Director, Sea of Island Services) and Sharyn Wilson, BCouns, MNZCCA (Independent practitioner; Cultural advisor; Director, Soul Talk Auckland)

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Pasefika Proud Pathways for Change 2019-2023

Pacific families and communities are safe, resilient and enjoy wellbeing

Pasefika Proud would like to acknowledge all of those who contributed to this Pathways for Change framework and to our Pasefika Proud journey. In particular, we would like to thank those who participated in the leadership fono in 2016 and the many focus groups around the country in 2018, and those Pacific community and government advisors who have provided substantive feedback and support. This input has been instrumental in shaping the direction and priorities articulated in our Pasifika Proud Pathways For Change framework.

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Stay Home, Stay Safe

The Government announced New Zealand will move out of Alert Level 4 lockdown at 11:59pm Monday 27 April and into Alert Level 3 starting Tuesday 28 April. We are in Alert Level 4 until then and will hold at Alert Level 3 for two weeks before Cabinet reviews how we're tracking and makes further decisions on 11 May. 

Download this resource for a reminder of how important it is  that we continue to keep our families, children safe in our homes.

Some Pacific families may be feeling vulnerable, remember that family violence support services are available during the COVID 19 Level 4 Alert lockdown and beyond.

For emergencies please Dial 111.

Click here for resources and links to available service providers.

Image credit: Ali Cowley as commissioned by Dr Siautu Alefaio. 

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Understanding Family Violence

A snapshot of to understanding family violence in Pacific Peoples in New Zealand, including some protective and risk factors to consider when addressing/thinking about family violence.


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