Lockdown Messages from Pasefika Proud

Over the COVID-19 lockdown period we were given advice and courage from different areas of our Pasifika communities to stay home, stay kind, stay safe and stay Pasefika Proud. We share them all again with the message for our families to keep treating each other with love and respect and knowing help if available for them at any time. 

South Auckland Lawyer, Journalist, Director and Author Reiná Vaai 
Fijian Community engagement advisor at Safekids Aotearoa and President of PACIFICA West Auckland Lora Waqabitu
Luisa, Mann and baby Elijah
The lovely Phylesha Brown-Acton Niuean founder and director of F’INE (fee-neh) Pasifika Aotearoa
Tagata Pasifika's Alistar Kata
Tokelauan Samoan visual artist Moses Viliamu
The lovely family advocates from Pacific Island Women's Refuge (PIWR) Tania Petelo and Theresa Peto 
Tualoaina Latu To'omaga


It is important we continue to keep our families and children safe in our homes. 

Some Pacific families may be feeling vulnerable. Remember that family violence support services are available. For emergencies please Dial 111. 

Pasefika Proud is a Pacific response to focus on community-led solutions that harnesses the transformative power of traditional Pacific cultural values and frameworks to encourage violence-free, respectful relationships that support Pacific peoples to thrive and to build strong resilient families.