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Helpful Links

Womens Refuge New Zealand

National Collective Of Women’s Refuges Inc. Find out more

Shakti International

Shakti Community Council is a non-profit organisation serving migrant and refugee women of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. Find out more

The Aunties

The Aunties help women in need who are living or who have lived in Domestic Violence. Their primary focus is to provide the material needs for individual people and organisations they support such as Te Rōopu O Te Whānau Te Rangimariē O Tamaki Makaūrau; The NZ Prostitute’s Collective; the emergency housing team of social workers for the Salvation Army; a youth justice worker and her clients; social workers from Family First, Strive, and several other community organisations; and a homeless shelter in Manurewa. Find out more

Aviva Families

Aviva is committed to help creating an Aotearoa New Zealand that’s violence-free by supporting social and personal change. They began in 1973, when they were first formed as Christchurch Women’s Refuge – New Zealand’s first refuge. Find out more


Shine provides a range of effective, practical and innovative services to stop domestic abuse in New Zealand. They help adults and children become safe and stay safe through their frontline services, and they indirectly help through professional training programmes, their DVFREE workplace programme, and health sector partnerships. Find out more


Lifeline Aotearoa has been helping New Zealanders in crisis for over 50 years. Their free community helplines, 0800 LIFELINE, Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 TAUTOKO and Kidsline, 0800 KIDSLINE as well as our text support service HELP (4357) are answered by qualified counsellors and trained volunteers from centres in Auckland and Christchurch. They also provide specialist counselling, corporate and volunteer training, online support for workplaces and coordinate suicide prevention and postvention activities in the Wellington districts. Find out more

National Network of Stopping Violence

Established in 1988 as a national body, Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga – the National Network of Stopping Violence – is a bicultural membership-based organisation based on the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Find out more

Safe to talk

Sexual harm happens in all of our communities. This service is here for anyone. You might want to contact them if; you have been sexually harmed or are worried about something that’s happened, want to help someone, are concerned about your own thoughts or about harming someone, want information about sexual harm. They offer free confidential contact with a trained specialist. Find out more

Tautoko Mai

Tautoko Mai is a free 24-hour a day service in the Bay of Plenty for adults, teenagers and children who have been sexually assaulted.  Find out more

New Zealand Family Violence Clearing House

National centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. They provide information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The Clearinghouse is based at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland. Find out more

Are you ok

It’s not OK is a community-driven behaviour change campaign to reduce family violence in New Zealand. Its goal is to change attitudes and behaviour that tolerate any kind of family violence. It’s housed in the Social Campaigns Team at the Ministry of Social Development. Find out more

White Ribbon

White Ribbon Day, 25 November, is the international day when people wear a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violence towards women. White Ribbon Day celebrates the many men willing to show leadership and commitment to promoting safe, healthy relationships within families and encourages men to challenge each other on attitudes and behaviour that are abusive. Find out more

Family Service Driectory

A directory of service providers that can help you and your family. Find out more


Youthline works with young people, their families and those supporting young people. They help ensure young people know where to get help and can access support when they need it. Find out more

Power and Control Wheel

Power and Control Wheel and other wheels developed by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP). These can be used to inform and educate staff, clients and partners. Find out more

power and control diagram
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