June 28, 2021
Whanau wellbeing key to stopping violence
The Minister for Family and Sexual Violence says a national engagement process on the prevention and elimination of family and sexual violence has pointed to the solution being in increasing whanau wellbeing.
Marama Davidson is in Otara today attending the last of more than 100 hui, this one focusing on Pasifika women.
She says all the different groups involved in the hui have confirmed decades of research and advocacy about where the focus of prevention needed to be.
"People are very clear this is not about family violence and sexual violence, This is about whānau well being, We have heard that message loud and clear. The real prevention is supporting and strengthening whānau and communities to lead good lives and that the real prevention needs to be whānau led, community-led, and government powered and resourced and supported," Ms Davidson says.
Independent community advisors from across the sectors will help officials develop a plan from the submissions from the hui and those through other channels.
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