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A bright new dawn to stand against violence

It has been a dynamic year for our Atu-Mai team – equipping Pasifika with the tools and knowledge to live violence-free. We have spent time in schools across Auckland and Wellington, supporting youth to increase their self-worth through culture, having respectful relationships and learning about the journey of our ancestors. Our team have presented vibrant and creative talks at assemblies, held lunch time stalls in schools and engaged in classrooms.

Meeting our people where they are has been a big theme of the year. We have been fortunate to have opportunities to mobilise Pasifika at many community events including the Oceania Tag Tournament and Auckland Polyfest 2021. We have also had more than 6000 people register on our free e-Learning modules.

The past 12 months have also seen us officially launch our Fathers Fono programme and our professionals training workshops. We have connected with more than 150 like-minded organisations and individuals to share and promote Atu-Mai.

The new dawn is a bright one and we look forward to connecting with more Pasifika across Aotearoa to stand together against violence. #violenceisnotourculture

 

About the author •
A registered clinical psychologist and have been working within Pasifika communities for over 15 years in educational, forensic and mental health settings, Dr Elizabeth Mati is Le Va's Senior Manager of violence prevention.

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.