August 10, 2015
Organiser says it’s up to whanau to stop tamariki being killed
The organiser of the Koutu memorial for Nia Glassie who died from famility violence 8 years ago says its up to whanau to stop tamariki being killed.
Lauren James who organised the candle-light vigil for Nia in a Koutu park on saturday night says law charges such as those being proposed by Justice Minister Amy Adams are necessary but they are not the answer to family violence.
She says to change whats going on with family violelnce it has to be about strengthening families whanau by whanau, street by street, suburb by suburb discussion.
Lauren James says many Maori families are blended families yet there are few parenting programmes and in particular there is a shortage of programmes to help step days be good dads yet this is an area where many problems arise.
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