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As tangata whenua of this land:
  • We will take a stand against all forms of violence within our whānau and communities
  • We will acknowledge that violence against wāhine and tamariki is not traditional
  • We will assert that any act of violence is a transgression against the whakapapa, mana and tapu of the individual
  • We will work to eliminate the risk of harm and build protective factors within whānau and communities to prevent violence
  • We will promote the sanctity and tapu of Te Whare Tangata and the whānau
  • We will support whānau to exercise rangatiratanga and autonomy over their lives
  • We will hold whānau accountable for any acts of violence.
As signatories to this Charter of Commitment, we declare:
  • We will uphold the tapu and the mana of our people
  • We will consciously live by traditional values (tikanga, aroha, whakapapa, mana/ manaaki, whanaungatanga, kōrero awhi)
  • We will take responsibility for our whānau and their wellbeing
  • We will ensure our tamariki and mokopuna are nurtured and protected throughout their lives.
As members of whānau, hapū, iwi, community and society:
  • We will stand up, speak out and stop any transgressions – violence flourishes where there is secrecy or acceptance
  • We will take responsibility, act with integrity and be accountable
  • We will support our whānau members to be the best that they can be
  • We will be kahukura and provide leadership within our own whānau to enable all whānau members to prosper and soar.

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