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Le Va launches new Upstander initiative

May 20, 2022 at 4:52 PM

From the NZFVC 

Le Va launches 'Upstander' initiative as part of the Atu-Mai violence prevention programme. 

New Upstander programme from Le Va 

The Upstander programme is a new initiative within the Atu-Mai violence prevention programme from Le Va. The Upstander programme aims to equip Pacific youth and communities with the skills and knowledge to take a stand against violence. 

The Upstander fono is a key component of the movement. The fono or workshops are free and for Pasifika youth aged 16 - 24. The fono will teach youth the differences between being a bystander and an upstander, and will show how caring for others is part of Pasifika culture. 

The Upstander programme defines an Upstander as "...someone who notices a potentially harmful or dangerous situation and does something to make things right. They know what’s happening is wrong and have the courage to step up. To stop violence from happening in our communities, we must stand together against violence." 



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