Ngā Mahi o Rarohenga: Organising Well Means Organising to End Violence
Keywords:Domestic violence, Colonisation, Rarohenga, Accountability, Restorative justice
We need to include ending violence in our organising, or our movements will fail to build a better world. Rarohenga is an ideal that can inspire us to think beyond our messy realities where violence is thriving. It reminds us that the foundations of strong communities are connections and care. We can organise safer, nurturing, and powerful movements. Learning about violence and growing connection and care in our movements can help us rebuild our communities to be more like Rarohenga—where we are not reproducing violence and responding to it is simpler.