Campaign tackles issues on Aitutaki

Monday April 11, 2016 Written by Published in Education
Thomas Wynne and Terepii Napa with student leaders of Araura College keen to assist the advocacy campaign on reducing VAW in their homes. 16041126 Thomas Wynne and Terepii Napa with student leaders of Araura College keen to assist the advocacy campaign on reducing VAW in their homes. 16041126

The president of the Cook Islands National Council of Women, Vaine Wichman and an executive member representing the Women’s Teachers Association of the Cook Islands, visited Aitutaki on Thursday of last

week to finalise details of the approach for the advocacy work for the island with Teva Simiona and Thomas Wynne.

As social counsellor for Araura College, Wynne will bring an important technical and awareness-raising support to the team comprised of the Island Women’s Council president, Mata Isamaela, the head girl and boy leaders of Araura College and Father Fernando, a member of the Aitutaki Religious Advisory Council.

The programme involves short meetings with village communities and active NGOs to share the results of Te Ata o Te Ngakau, an official report of the Government, on the state and scope of physical and sexual violence in our homes.

The meetings will challenge those invited to ask what they are doing about the problem.

“The CINCW believes this first step in talking about it, with motivate the actions and strategies needed to begin to address and help reduce the incidence of violence in the homes on the island,” Wichman said.

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