May 22, 2013
More money for whānau violence prevention
The Government is boosting the E Tū Whānau programme to address family violence within Māori whānau, Pasifika, migrant and refugee communities.Associate Social Development Minister Tariana Turia told a hui of Māori family violence workers in Rotorua that there was an additional $8 million over four years for the programme.
She also launched the E Tū Whānau Leadership Toolbox, which contains information, data and messages to support those who commit to the non-violence kaupapa.
She says there is growing demand for such services.
“Since all of the white ribbon campaign and all these other campaigns have heightened the awareness of those who are being subjected to violence. There’s been alot more to reporting and what it’s really highlighting is we have far more family violence being reported than ever before. It looks as though it’s growing but in reality it’s not but it’s not improving either,” she says.
Tariana Turia says it’s important to find kaupapa Māori ways to address the problem within the family, because treating violence in isolation of other issues isn’t working.
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