League ready to yell louder
|13 Oct 2015 08:45 AM|
The Maori Women’s Welfare League has agreed it needs to get more vocal about advocating for Maori women and whanau.
President Prue Kapua says a new open forum at the league’s annual conference in Whangarei went well, with the wahine expressing a strong desire to be involved in issues such as the reform of Child, Youth and Family.
She says for some it meant getting over a fear of looking political, as most political decisions will affect whanau Maori.
"We certainly had more of a say in the CYF panel issue when we did make a fuss and maybe that’s what we have to do, maybe as a roopu we’ve sat a little under the radar and we haven’t made the noise, we’ve kept away from the kind of media. What we have to do is perhaps yell a little louder in government ears," Ms Kapua says.
The hui also said that it opposed the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.Copyright © 2015, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com