To our Pasifika Mothers

We just want to wish all our Pacific mothers a Happy Mother's Day from the bottom of our hearts. As the foundation and glue of our families our mothers have a more-or-less thankless job sometimes. Let's take the time to appreciate, love and respect all of our mothers. Not just on special occasions like Mother's Day but all the time.

pasifikamums HERO

To those who birthed, nurtured, cared for and loved us

To those whose words of wisdom, teaching and love follow us through life

In times of peace, in times of loss, uncertainty, isolation and in times of pain

You have been there to comfort us, raise us and show us what it means to love unconditionally

Today we honour you

Ö’höni, matua fifine, tinā, fa’ē, mātua, tina, mātua fafine, māmā, nana

The pillars of our families

Who see us through hard times with kindness

Whose struggles have ensured that we may live

Whose strength passes down to us

Whose love is enduring through generations

To the mothers who became mums during this time of isolation

To the mothers we may have lost during this pandemic

To the mothers who have not born us but love us as though they did

It’s our families who honour you now

It’s our people who grow strong every day because of you

It’s our responsibility to ensure you feel our appreciation

We are Pasefika Proud

Happy Mother's Day

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.