New survey launched to gather information about Māori experiences of violence in Aotearoa

Wed 17 Mar 2021

'He Waka Eke Noa’ is a kaupapa Māori research project that explores the role of Māori cultural approaches to family and sexual violence prevention and intervention. 

Researchers from Ngā Wai a Te Tūī have launched a survey as part of their research project 'He Waka Eke Noa'. According to the research team, which is led by Professors Leonie Pihama and Linda Tuhiwai Smith:

"This is a survey to ask Māori about their experiences of violence in Aotearoa.  We are a kaupapa Māori research group, undertaking a survey to gather information and experiences from Māori whānau related to the impact of violence. He Waka Eke Noa explores Maōri wellbeing, living violence-free, experiences of violence including impacts of the media and the state, where we get support, and the role of culture in violence prevention and intervention."

They comment that:

"Our research will be presented to the people who make policy and funding decisions around violence prevention. We want to be able to lay it out in a way they can’t ignore, and prove that we really need to have some policy shifts.

First, we, as researchers, need to know more about how violence affects whānau Māori. We want to know about the violence our people have experienced, whether it’s from other people, or structures that are based on racism. We’d love to hear from you whether you have had these experiences or not. Your whakaaro (ideas) are valid and necessary to work towards a better world without violence."

If you are Māori, aged 18 or over and live in Aotearoa you are invited to take part in the survey

The online survey is anonymous, which means that researchers will not be able to identify who has completed the survey. You can find more information about the research and the survey in the Participant Information Sheet

You can also contact Herearoha Skipper on 027 290 0158 or for more information. 

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