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Wāhine Māori: Keeping Safe in Unsafe Relationships

September 23, 2022 at 3:36 PM

From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse - 


Saturday 8 October 2022 




Whaiora Marae, Ōtara, Tāmaki Makaurau 


Waka Oranga | National Collective of Māori Psychotherapy Practitioners 


$150 - non-members of Waka Oranga; $90 - members; $40 - students. Check website for details. Registration closes 5 October. 

Poutama seminars provide learning steps that embrace Māori knowledge, promote Māori Health and create linkages to the growing diversity of interventions utilised within social/mental health communities in Aotearoa. These marae-based seminars provide excellent professional development opportunities for a wide range of professionals. 


  • Professor Denise Wilson, Professor in Māori Health, an Associate Dean Māori Advancement and Co-Director of AUT Taupua Waiora Māori Research Centre 

  • Bryre Aish, Bachelor of Communication Design student 

Abstract: The E Wāhine, E Whānau research findings challenged the common perceptions and negative stereotypes of Māori women as being simultaneously ‘victims’ and perpetrators of domestic violence. Instead, we found Māori women actively navigate, react to and resist violence in unsafe partner relationships to keep safe and protect their children. This presentation is presented in two parts firstly, key findings from the study and discussion. The Response Service Empathy Project is focused on developing resources generated from the E Wāhine, E Whānau study to support practitioner and community support workers respond and explore new and culturally appropriate ways of responding to Māori women and their tamariki. The Response Service Empathy Project is a collaboration between Taupua Waiora Māori Research Centre and the Art and Design School AUT. Bachelor of Communication Design student Bryre Aish will present alongside Professor Denise Wilson looking to gain valuable insights and feedback from participants concerning resources developed out of the Response Service Empathy Project. 

The Waka Oranga AGM will be held the following day - Sunday 9 October 2022. Membership enquiries are welcome. 

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Category: Training