Bishop James Tengatenga, President of the International Anglican Family Network, speaks about the need for governments and NGOs to work in partnership with the churches in assisting families to achieve birth registration.
Anglicans are committed to transforming structures in society which obstruct human potential and well-being. Our ministry to, among, and for children in particular is shaped by the example and teaching of Jesus who stood alongside those who have no voice and explicitly supported the welfare of children.
Millions of children and others are disadvantaged every year because their births have not been registered.
Birth registration is important for individuals, and for governments and international organisations that have responsibility for providing for their needs.
Achieving universal birth registration requires coordinated efforts by governments, individuals, groups and organisations, including churches, at every level.
Taeaomanino: a Pacific social service and health provider based in Porirua. Its range of social services include Family Violence Programmes and individualised counselling for victims and perpetrator and anger-management courses.
‘We Can Stop Abuse: The journey from words to action’, a presentation by Warihi Campbell, Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese and Charles Waldegrave of the Family Centre, Anglican Social Services, Hutt Valley, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.