Charter of commitment As tangata whenua of this land: We will take a stand against all forms of violence within our whānau and communities We will acknowledge that violence against wāhine and tamariki is not traditional We will assert that any act of violence is a transgression against the whakapapa, mana and tapu of the individual We will work to eliminate the risk of harm and build protective factors within whānau and communities to prevent violence We will promote the sanctity and tapu of Te Whare Tangata and the whānau We will support whānau to exercise rangatiratanga and autonomy over their lives We will hold whānau accountable for any acts of violence. As signatories to this Charter of Commitment, we declare: We will uphold the tapu and the mana of our people We will consciously live by traditional values (tikanga, aroha, whakapapa, mana/ manaaki, whanaungatanga, kōrero awhi) We will take responsibility for our whānau and their wellbeing We will ensure our tamariki and mokopuna are nurtured and protected throughout their lives. As members of whānau, hapū, iwi, community and society: We will stand up, speak out and stop any transgressions – violence flourishes where there is secrecy or acceptance We will take responsibility, act with integrity and be accountable We will support our whānau members to be the best that they can be We will be kahukura and provide leadership within our own whānau to enable all whānau members to prosper and soar. Sign the Charter here: Name First Last Email* Sign me up to the newsletter: I would like to receive updates. SignatureEmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.