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Remembering Rev’d Dr Hone Kaa

Media release
Friday 30 March, 2012

Remembering Rev’d Dr Hone Kaa

The White Ribbon Campaign and the Families Commission have received with great sadness, news of the passing of Rev’d Dr Hone Kaa.

Rev’d Dr Hone Kaa, who was a White Ribbon Ambassador, played a vital role in building support and developing a shared understanding of the White Ribbon campaign.

“Dr Kaa embodied the principles of the campaign; his willingness to challenge the behaviour of abusive men and to convey the kaupapa of the campaign to his community will be his legacy” said White Ribbon Campaign Manager, Rob McCann.

‘All of us involved in the White Ribbon campaign and the Families Commission extend our respect and condolences to his family. “We acknowledge the time, energy and commitment Dr Kaa put into supporting the White Ribbon campaign. He was a man of great mana, and will be sorely missed.”

Dr Kaa, a gentle and humorous man, led by example, working in his community for decades.

“Dr Kaa has inspired many men to stand up against violence towards women, with some of these men becoming White Ribbon Ambassadors themselves. As we work towards a non-violent society, it is men like Dr Kaa who have shown us the way”, says Mr McCann.


Notes: The White Ribbon Ambassadors are part of the White Ribbon Campaign organised by the Families Commission to end men’s violence against women. The campaign calls upon male ambassadors who are respected and influential role models in their workplaces, businesses, government departments and wider communities to pledge to actively spread the White Ribbon kaupapa.

Further details can be found at www.whiteribbon.org.nz

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