Aitutaki Human Rights and EVAW training and workshop September 2015

Community agencies, Government representatives and community folk gathered at the Island Council Conference Room in Arutanga from Monday to Wednesday this week for PTI’s first workshop for 2015 in the Pa Enua. The workshop covered Human Rights Conventions and information, an introduction to the Cook Islands Family Health and Safety Survey, new legislation for dealing with domestic violence in the Cook Islands (Family Law Bill) and what each division (Internal Affairs, Justice, community agencies such as NCW etc) do in support services for women and children in need. Many, many thanks to Punanga Tauturu Inc Aitutaki representative Tepaeru Cameron for her wonderful work!!

From left: Ministry of Health representative Tara Tschan-Toi, Te Rito o Araura and Amuri Sports and Youth representatives Junior Tamati and Terangi Tamati, Tautu Vainetini Twin Ruarangi (behind), Orometua Taamo Charlie, Senior Sergeant Tukua Putu, Arutanga College Counsellor Eric Landers, PTI office manager Nga Teinangaro.

Senior Sergeant Tukua Putu, joining in discussion on the Family Law Bill.

From left: Aitutaki Justice of the Peace Putangi Mose, Ministry of Health representative Tara Tschan-Toi, Shelley Tavai of Aitutaki Youth & Family Te Rito o Araura.

Front: Teetu Tschan of Nikaupara Red Cross.

Crown Law representative Catherine Evans gave a presentation on articles in the Family Law Bill relating to domestic violence.

Karina Davey and Amiria Davey

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Orometua Taamo Charlie.

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Kaikai put on by Tapita Solomon, who also works for Internal Affairs in Aitutaki.

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Groups presenting on the different kinds of Human Rights and the international legislation they relate to.

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