Pasefika Proud develops and provides downloadable resources relating to family violence, including frameworks, research and infographics. 

Thematic Brief for 'Gender and COVID-19 Economic Recovery Measures in the Pacific'

A gender analysis of the economic impacts and recovery measures of COVID-19 in the Pacific has been released by the Pacific Women Support Unit. It details how a lack of gendered economic response measures will benefit men, while largely failing to reach women. Developed by the Support Unit for Pacific Women, connecting more than 170 gender equality initiatives supported by the Australian Government and implemented by over 160 partners across 14 Pacific Island countries.

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Study Protocol: Decolonising violence against women research

Decolonising violence against women research: a study design for co-developing violence prevention interventions with communities in low and middle income countries (LMICs)

There has been substantial progress in research on preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the last 20 years. While the evidence suggests the potential of well-designed curriculum-based interventions that target known risk factors of violence at the community level, this has certain limitations for working in partnership with communities in low- and middle-income (LMIC) countries, particularly when it comes to addressing the power dynamics embedded within north-south research relationships.

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Young Pacific people’s understandings of family violence

In 2019 MSD commissioned Malatest International to undertake qualitative research to canvass young Pacific people’s perspectives on family relationships and family violence.

This research aimed to broaden our understanding about young Pacific people’s identity and worldviews; explore how these understandings influence young Pacific people’s perceptions of healthy family relationships and family violence; and build on a Pacific conceptual framework developed by Pasefika Proud to address family violence in Pacific communities in New Zealand - Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu.

Ten focus groups and strengths-based talanoa (conversations) were conducted with young Pacific people. 71 young Pacific people aged between 12 and 24 participated in the focus groups.

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Ending Violence Against Women Information

Violence against women and girls takes many different forms in the Pacific. These include intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence, non-partner sexual assault, sexual exploitation and trafficking, and harmful practices such as bride price and accusations of sorcery.

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Have a safe and happy Christmas

Let’s work together to ensure our Pasefika communities enjoy a safe, peaceful and violence-free family Christmas during the festive season. Sadly, there will be families amongst us who will be subject to family violence so let's lookout and care for each other.


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Recent Migrant Victims of Family Violence Project 2019: Final Report

Supporting Recent Migrant Victims

The Recent Migrant Victims of Family Violence Project 2019: Final Report provides an account of its key phases and findings. The Settlement Unit within INZ led the Victims of Family Violence Project and was instigated to assess the effectiveness of INZ’s approach to both preventing and responding to family violence for recent migrants.

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