In New Zealand, Pasifika children and young people experience disproportionately higher rates of family violence and sexual violence than the general population, with lower rates of access to support.
Le Va’s research over two years identified the underlying conditions, risk factors and protective factors for violence unique to Pasifika young people and different from the risk factors for the general New Zealand population.
This research is brand new and currently being published. More information about the research will be made available in late 2018.
We are providing free online learning for young people and their families to learn the knowledge and tools to live violence free.
The I AM module is the first resource to be launched as part of the Atu-Mai project. I AM aims to strengthen young people's self-worth through learning more about their Pasifika cultural identity.
Over time other e-learning resources will be developed, including topics like respectful relationships, intergenerational communications and parenting and family relationship skills. These modules will further support Pasifika young people to develop confidence, resilience and the skills to make positive decisions and experience healthy family relationships.
Visit www.atumai.nz to sign up.
We will work alongside Pasifika community organisations, groups and community leaders to provide training and resources that support them to prevent violence in their communities. This includes face-to-face workshops.
Over time we'll add more resources and workshops available near you, so please check back and sign up to our e-newsletter to stay up to date.