Atu-Mai Youth Workshop – Upstander

Our Upstander workshop equips Pasifika youth and communities with the skills to take a stand against violence. Upstander is a FREE, face-to-face or online workshop.


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An upstander is someone who notices a potentially harmful or dangerous situation and does something to make things right. They know what’s happening is wrong and have the courage to step up. To stop violence from happening in our communities, we must stand together against violence.

Violence is NOT our culture.

Is this workshop for you?

The Upstander workshop has been specifically developed to meet the needs of our youth in the community who:

  • Identify as Pasifika
  • Are between the ages of 16-24
  • Want to find out about what an Upstander is and how to upstand safely
  • Want to find out how upstanding reflects our Pasifika values
  • Want to explore why violence is not our culture

Workshop objectives

  • Understand the difference between an Upstander and Bystander
  • Discover how being an Upstander is linked to our Pasifika values
  • Learn about the steps involved in upstanding
  • Equip yourself with a variety of tools to upstand

 If you would like to know more information about the Atu-Mai youth programme please email

Covid-19 Update

Face-to-face workshops will not continue while New Zealand is at Level 4. We will be in contact with all participants soon.