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Men's Leadership Project

When:

Thu 10 Nov 2016, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Walter Nash Stadium, 10 Tocker Street, Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: w140

Dear Men from the Hutt Valley Community, A Call for Help from our Community.

We respectfully ask our local men to take a leadership role in supporting the establishment of a space for men to go when they need support and also have a pool of men that were willing to mentor and support other men to change behaviour so that our community can change its story.

We do not have the solutions, we are hoping that they will come from a group of men, who are committed and willing to give time and energy to help support a much-needed change in our community.

In our community at this current time, we have a problem of epidemic proportion. National research has shown that Police respond to a Family Violence call out every five minutes; locally Police responds to over 300 call outs per month. The statistics and information about the problems related to this subject are extensive.

The last report from the Family Violence Death Review Committee, states that we have to change the story in how we think about Family Violence and how we respond to it. Thinking differently about family violence means understanding that family violence is not a series of isolated incidents affecting an individual victim.

Rather, family violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour used by an identifiable individual that can encompass multiple victims (children and adults) – past, current and future.

All of the research suggests that it is going to take men to fix this problem; a community response.

If you have an interest in the legacy that you will leave behind and are willing to support or walk beside another man while he changes his behaviour. If you are interested in your family, children, friends, relatives growing up in a community that is healthy and safe, and are willing to give time and energy into establishing a space for men; then we respectfully invite you to a meeting that will look at some of the solutions. This is an amazing opportunity to spearhead a community initiative by the community and for the community.

Let’s see if we can take the violence out of the man instead of taking the man out of the house.

Opened by: Vic Tamati
Please RSVP by 07, November 2016.
Ian Jones - w.pan.czeslaw@gmail.com

Further Info - Deb Robinson:
Phone - 027 2209459

(On behalf of Āhuru Mōwai O Te Awakairangi; The Network for a Violence Free Hutt Valley).