Tongan Family Violence Training Programme

Fofola e fala kae talanoa e kāinga is a Tongan metaphor that literally means, ‘Roll out the mats so the family can dialogue’. This expression is key to understanding and addressing violence in Tongan Families. Pasefika Proud have a FREE Tongan Family Violence Training Programme that’s open for registration to be held in Auckland over five full days of training between 19 September and October 6.




The programme which has been designed as an informative, interactive and self-reflective training opportunity for those who are working closely with the Tongan community.


It applies a specific lens on the values and practices of people from Tonga and will better equip training participants with an understanding of dynamics of family violence in Tongan families.



The programme is 5 days in duration



  •  Day 1: Tuesday 19 September


  •  Day 2: Friday 22 September


  •  Day 3: Tuesday 26 September


  •  Day 4: Friday 29 September


  •  Day 5: Friday 6 October



Facilitators will be Dr Ana Koloto, Sione Tu’itahi and Dr Seini Taufa.



For more information and to register follow this link.



About Pasefika Proud



The Pasefika Proud Campaign addresses violence in Pacific families by using clear, consistent messaging around building strong families, preventing and addressing violence designed, delivered and led by Pacific peoples. For more information go to the Pasefika Proud website.