The news media has an essential role to play in the It's not OK Campaign.
Statistics show that family violence is one of New Zealand's most significant social issues in terms of number of people affected, long term life effects and cost to the country.
The media has a responsibility to report this issue accurately. News stories need to inform New Zealanders about the true nature of family violence, how many people are affected and in what way, and what we can do about it.
Community leaders and family violence experts need to be visible and vocal in our media so New Zealanders can see, hear and understand that family violence affects everybody.
Two resources have been produced by the Campaign to encourage good quality media coverage of family violence:
Guidelines for Reporters has been developed to assist journalists working on family violence news stories.
Speak Up is a media manual produced to support community agencies to use the news pages and bulletins of their local media to raise awareness about violence.
These can be downloaded from Resources.
Download Latest Statistics (36.85KB PDF)
The Media Advocacy Project has changed the way the news media in New Zealand reports family violence.