We developed the National Guidelines in response to requests we received from other organisations.
The National Guidelines help organisations to plan and deliver sexual and reproductive health services that better match the values and aspirations of Māori communities. They were evaluated with staff of Family Planning and meet the Ministry of Health guidelines for health education resources, and available for download through the link below.
We have worked with two kura kaupapa Māori to develop a sexuality education programme.
The development included designing, pre-testing, and evaluating a sexuality education programme suitable for Year 6 to Year 10.
The programme draws upon mātauranga Māori understandings of good sexual and reproductive health, and is freely available through our website. Teachers are encouraged to customise the programme to meet their local kura kaupapa Māori requirements.
This project responds to requests we’ve had for resources celebrating Māori dimensions of sexuality.
Resources are underpinned by mātauranga Māori and produced in te reo Māori and English. A sample of resources were pre-tested by workshop participants attending the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference 2016. Resources are relevant for teachers of sexuality education in Māori and English-medium schools, and sexual and reproductive health promoters working with Māori communities.
We provide advisory services upon request to organisations to help build healthy public policy.
Organisations can include networks and communities, and examples of the types of advisory services include assisting organisations to reorient services, advocating for Māori-responsive public health policy, and working with the media to inform Māori communities.