Chris Yanuara

Christopher Yanuaria, MSW is the Program Coordinator at the Prevention Awareness and Understanding (PAU) Violence program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). He facilitates violence prevention workshops and trainings to students, faculty and staff. He also is the Student Respondent Support staff working with those who have been accused of perpetrating domestic/dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Christopher has a passion to engage more young men to help prevent violence on campus through a group he created called WAVE (Warriors Against Violence Everywhere). Prior to his work at UHM he served at the Domestic Violence Action Center as the Program Coordinator of the Consortium for Health, Safety and Support (CHSS) in identifying and addressing the impact on intimate partner violence in Filipino and Native Hawaiian communities on the Leeward Coast. Christopher received his Master’s in Social Work at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and used to help operate MADE IN HOPE, a non-profit serving communities in the Philippines and Hawai‘i through empowering women and children who have been rescued from the global sex trade. Christopher also served as a fellow at Polaris Project in Washington DC, working directly with sexually exploited and force labor trafficked survivors both foreign nationals and US citizens.