White Ribbon Hui
July 27, 2012
Hui to inspire and train men who want to end violence in their communities.
Organised by the Te Kupenga/National Network Stopping Violence Services, Tauawhi Men’s Centre, Tairawhiti Men Against Violence and Ngati Porou Hauora.
Join us for a Men’s Hui to end violence that includes a breakfast with Chief Family Court Judge Peter Boshier and Alfred Ngaro – White Ribbon Ambassador and Member of Parliament, key note addresses from Sam Chapman – Winner of the Local Hero Award at the New Zealander of the Year Awards, presentations from the White Ribbon and It’s Not OK Campaigns, and Jude Simpson – Family Violence Advocate for Presbyterian Support Northern, and Kristen Dunne-Powell (Family Violence survivor and Sophie Elliott Foundation Trust member ) and many many more.
The hui (held on the East Coast) will also provide a fantastic platform for stimulating discussion and activities such as traditional Maori food gathering and preparation designed to help men think about the multiple roles they have in supporting and role modelling healthy and respectful relationships in their whanau.
This registration fee covers food, accommodation (Friday and Saturday), speakers, activities and free resources. This low cost is only made possible through the support of the local community, Te Kupenga/National Network Stopping Violence, Tauawhi Men’s Centre, Tairawhiti Men Against Violence, Ngati Porou Hauora, White Ribbon and It’s Not OK.
We will be updating this site regularly and including further information about speakers and the programme.
Book now if you want to:
- Build connections and support networks
- Build men’s knowledge of the impacts of violence on women
- Identify and share effective practice
- Look at social change campaigns such as “White Ribbon” and “It’s not Ok” and how as men we can understand, inform, and champion these approaches
- Explore different cultural paradigms that can support our work, with a key focus on working with Maori and cross culturally
- Challenge constructions of masculinity that underpin men’s violence such as entitlement and privilege
- Explore cultural knowledges, values, beliefs and practices that build respectful and enhancing relationships with the women, children and men in our lives.
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Here’s a great video to get you thinking: Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t “act like a man.” Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the “man box.” Tony Porter is an educator and activist who is internationally recognized for his effort to end violence against women.