A growing number of New Zealanders are becoming involved in making family violence not OK in their family or community.
Everyone can help make a difference.
Friends and whanau are closest to people experiencing violence in the home. Research shows this is who people turn to first when they need help.
Communities around New Zealand are mobilising to make family violence not OK by running local campaigns.
Businesses are saying family violence is not OK in a range of innovative ways – on supermarket dockets, in window displays, on rubbish bags and by displaying posters in staff rooms.
Sports clubs are spreading the message in their teams, clubs and wider communities through leadership from coaches and senior players, rewarding non-violent behaviour and displaying messages in club houses.
More and more mayors are taking leadership in their communities on preventing family violence by speaking out in the media, leading local campaigns and giving high visibility to the problem and possible solutions.
Employers that want to do more can get involved by providing family violence information in the workplace. They can also provide staff with training, develop workplace policies and support local community activities.
How can you get involved?
For more information about how to get involved, click on links on the left.