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The Campaign for Action on Family Violence

This website has information about family violence, what it is, where to get help and how you can help if you know someone affected by family violence.

Children are affected by family violence whether they see it, hear it or just know about it. If you are concerned about a child you know, we encourage you to take action.

It is friends and whanau that people living with violence turn to first. Don't be a cardboard cut-out, find out what you can do to help - not just in a crisis but in everyday situations.

Sports clubs, employers, local councils, iwi and social service organisations all over New Zealand are getting involved in the Campaign and helping to change the way people think and act about all forms of family violence.

Itís not OK community partners meet in Wellington

Itís not OK community partners meet in Wellington

Fifty community partners of the Itís not OK campaign against family violence, from Northland to Southland, gathered in Wellington in March 2014.

The Campaign's most recent TV commercials encourage people to reach out when they know someone who is experiencing violence.

New Champion Spreads the Word

Sai Swethan Chowdararam (pictured) is sharing the Itís not OK message with the Wellington Indian community.

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I used to bury my head in the pillow and hum to myself to drown out the sound of my drunken father verbally and physically assaulting my mother.

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Ask Jude

Jude is a survivor of family violence. Ask her a question or read her responses to others.

Ask Vic

Vic is now violence free but it wasn't always that way. Ask his advice or read his responses to others.