About the E Tū Whānau Charter of Commitment
The E Tū Whānau Charter of Commitment has been developed by Māori as a call to action to whānau throughout the country to stand together against violence of all forms, and to uphold the tapu and the mana of our people.
Violence is a transgression against individuals, whānau and whakapapa.
The Charter is a public commitment to positive change built on the acknowledgement that all violence towards whānau is unacceptable within Te Ao Māori. Signing it is a step that anyone can take to encourage debate, action and change.
You can sign the Charter further down this page. You may also like to visit our resources page where you can print copies of the Charter of Commitment, and other resources.
Te mana kaha o te whānau!
The E Tū Whānau Charter of Commitment
We acknowledge that all violence towards whānau is unacceptable within Te Ao Māori, and that such acts of violence are considered a transgression that breach the mana and tapu of the individual, their whānau and their entire whakapapa.
We declare that violence against wāhine and tamariki within whānau is not part of our cultural tradition, and that the actions and solutions that work best for Māori lie within Māori values and practices.
As tangata whenua of this land:
As signatories to this Charter of Commitment, we declare:
As members of whānau, hapū, iwi, community and society:
Download a full colour copy of the Charter of Commitment.