December 05, 2014
Manuals help build anti-violence network
The chair of Te Kupenga’s Maori caucus says manuals launched this week will help the anti-violence be more effective.
Takurua Tawera says the manuals, Kia Rangatira Te Mahi and He Tapu Te Tinana, are based on the experiences of people and groups working with Maori to eliminate violence, abuse and oppression.
He says tackling the problem is more than Te Kupenga’s 42 independent community-based organisations can do on their own.
"The manuals are there to actually help practitioners monitor and evaluate, but also to look at their best practices which also includes not just the individuals but the whanau and the community. So we see a wider integration of networks actually working for the better cause," he says.
Takurua Tawera says the manuals will also help Te Kupenga transform itself from an organisation operating from Wellington-based offices to a virtual body which uses technology to support its members wherever they are.
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