October 04, 2018
League women await action on violence strategy
They've had the announcement and now wahine Māori are waiting for to see words put into action.
Māori Women's Welfare League president Prue Kapua says the league appreciated parliamentary Undersecretary for Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues Jan Logie releasing the government's new strategy at the league's conference.
Many of the heads of the departments who will implement the strategy were also there.
Ms Kapua says it acknowledged the impact it will have on Māori.
"They feel very keen about their strategies and policies but they were told in no uncertain terms our women are pretty cynical about all the words. They want to see a lot more action and perhaps to see a greater involvement at a community level like ours," she says.
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