About Us

Established on Rarotonga in 1994, Punanga Tauturu Women's Counselling Centre is a Cook Islands non-governmental organisation dedicated to the elimination of violence against women in our community. We uphold the principle that violence against women is caused by gender inequality, and are committed to reducing such inequality through public advocacy, education and awareness, establishing easier and reliable access to justice and help services, and lobbying for legislative reform.

  • Mediation Services
  • Legal Aid
  • Mediation Services

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These are the services currently offered by Punanga Tauturu Inc. Scroll down to view more.

  • We provide a confidential and free counselling service for women. We assist with providing safe-house options and assistance in applying to the Court for Non-Molestation Orders. We also work with our local men's support groups to provide a service that embraces working with families to end domestic violence. Please click here → BOOKING, to reserve a time to see a counsellor.

  • Human Rights

    Working with our community partners we provide community education programmes on human rights, legal literacy and gender equality.

  • Free Legal Advice Services

    In collaboration with the Cook Islands Law Society we provide a free legal advice service for women survivors and sufferers of domestic violence.

  • Support Network

    Both PTI and the Ministry of Internal Affairs are leading the way in enhancing our community support networks through the establishment of a stakeholder-wide referral policy.

Get in Touch

Call us on 21133 or 21131, for emergencies please call or txt 55142. Send us an email by clicking on CONTACT US. All correspondence with Punanga Tauturu Inc. will remain confidential.