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The Fashion Fusion Show Celebrates Diversity & Glamour In Hamilton

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:55 pm | SHAMA

The Fashion Fusion Show is just around the corner and promises to showcase a stunning display of diversity, cultural pride and high couture. Kharl WiRepa, the first Maori designer to feature in Vogue, brings some of his stunning collection to the event. ... More >>

Welcome Boost For Violence Prevention In Ethnic Communities

Monday, 29 November 2021, 5:25 pm | SHAMA

Talking about family and sexual violence is not comfortable for anyone. But for ethnic communities in Aotearoa, there are specific differences and barriers that need community-based solutions, says Silvana Erenchun Perez, manager of Shama. “We ... More >>

Ethnic Communities Join Conversation About Sexual Violence

Friday, 17 July 2020, 10:19 am | SHAMA

Finding people in the ethnic community ready to talk about sexual violence was surprisingly easy.  “We put the call out, and our communities answered,” says Maria Cristina Rodriguez, Shama Ethnic Women’s Centre Director. “There were 25 people ... More >>

National hui called for ethnic therapists and organisers

Monday, 10 June 2019, 9:57 am | SHAMA

“It’s hard enough to talk about sex, let alone when things go wrong. Combine that with small communities and feeling different from the mainstream, and it’s a recipe for silence”. It is this silence that Silvana Erenchun Perez wants to ... More >>

Sexual Violence Response Service for Ethnic Communities

Friday, 24 May 2019, 12:43 pm | SHAMA

The government spending more to help survivors recover from sexual violence is great news according to ethnic communities – who have plans to develop a national specialist service for victims. More >>