Caring for children and families in
How We Care | Learning Package
About this series
The world’s indigenous peoples are keepers and practitioners of unique cultures and traditions that are distinct from the dominant societies in which they live. Throughout history, indigenous peoples have sought to protect and defend their territories and way of life, yet time and again their rights have been violated.
In this How We Care series, we present the models of three CSOs in protecting indigenous rights through the care of children and families in indigenous communities: Association for Community Development (ACD) in Bangladesh, Taller de Vida (TdV) in Colombia and Te Whānau o Waipareira in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
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Model 2: Taller de Vida
Taller de Vida - Center for Development and Psychosocial Consulting - working with children and families affected by armed conflict in Colombia, striving to keep them safe and protect their rights.
Preserving traditions and protecting rights
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Model 3: Te Whānau o Waipareira
Te Whānau o Waipareira - providing free services and support, helping urban Māori to lead happy, healthy lives and stay connected to their whānau, community and culture.
West Auckland, Aoteoroa, New Zealand
By Māori for Māori: The Pā Harakeke (Flax Bush) Model
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