Complementing our work
Here are links to a selection of useful services, organisations and websites related to domestic violence.
They fall into these categories:
National NGO Alliance against Family Violence
This alliance is a group of national non-government organisations that come together as the National NGO Alliance against Family Violence.
It has met monthly for the past 15 years to discuss and take action on domestic and family violence, elder abuse, sexual violence and child abuse in New Zealand. The member organisations also share an interest in social and criminal justice issues.
Alliance members include:
- Age Concern New Zealand
- Aotearoa Association of Supervised Contact Services
- National Collective of Independent Women's Refuge
- National Network of Stopping Violence Services Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga
- New Zealand Family Planning
- Pacific Islands Safety & Prevention Project Inc. ('The Project')
- Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga
- Royal New Zealand Plunket Society
- Shakti Community Council
- The New Zealand Family Violence Clearing House
- TOAH NNEST
- UNICEF New Zealand
Other useful New Zealand services
Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice Bureau can provide you with information and support about benefits, or dealing with Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ). Your local bureau can advise you of your nearest Benefit Advocacy Service.
Community Law Centres
Community Law Centres provide a range of community legal services including legal advice, legal assistance and representation, legal information, legal education and law reform activities. The website has free legal information, factsheets and guides, as well as contact details for centres throughout Aotearoa.
The Ministry of Health is one of a number of agencies providing support and services for people with disabilities. Visit this website for information on the various disability support services available.
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services provides information about the Mental Health Group, the National Mental Health Plan (Te Tāhuhu), the Mental Health Act, as well as mental health resources.
North Harbour Living Without Violence Collective Inc.
This community organisation is based in Takapuna, Auckland. Its main purposes are to intervene in and stop men's violence against women, children and other men; to support and empower women; and to promote their safety from men's violence.
Rape Prevention Education
Rape Prevention Education provides information and support around crisis and sexual abuse issues. This website can link you to Rape Crisis Centres that can provide free support, counselling (both phone and face-to-face), practical assistance, advocacy, and resources for women and children who are survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse. The organisation also provides education and training for young people, parent groups and the wider community, especially in the Auckland region.
Refugee and Migrant Services
Refugee and Migrant Services provide support and services to migrants and refugees in New Zealand including English language, social support and legal advice.
The Sophie Elliot Foundation
An organisation set up in honour of its namesake, a young victim who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. The foundation aims to empower young women, and educate them about domestic violence to prevent their abuse by their boyfriends and partners.
If you or your family or whānau have been affected by crime, this website links you to the range of services available to help you deal with the practical and emotional effects of the crime at each stage of the criminal justice process, and afterwards.
National Council of Women
Since 1896, the National Council of Women of New Zealand has lobbied for social justice by educating women on topical issues, collecting their opinions, and representing those opinions to decision-makers.
New Zealand College of Midwives Inc.
This national organisation supports professional and student midwives, as well as women who are seeking advice about using midwife services during and after pregnancy.
Roundtable on Violence Against Women
An organisation devoted to promoting the human rights of women and girls by ending all forms of violence against women through changing community attitudes and action.
Rural Women New Zealand
Rural Women New Zealand serves women of all ages who share an interest in rural life. It offers support and friendship for women with an interest in the land and rural issues. It also makes submissions on a wide range of topics affecting the rural sector.
Women's Health Action Trust
This is a gender and health discussion website run by the Women's Health Action Trust.
Zonta International is a global organisation of business and professionals who work together to advance the status of women and girls through service and advocacy.
Women's Centres in New Zealand
These centres offer a range of services for women. They usually provide a friendly meeting place for all women and offer a range of courses and services provided by women in a women-only environment. The Auckland Women’s Centre’s website has links to many of the Women's Centres around New Zealand.
Accident Compensation Corporationwww.acc.co.nz
Are you okwww.areyouok.org.nz
Child, Youth and Familywww.cyf.govt.nz
Department of Labourwww.dol.govt.nz
Family and Community Serviceswww.familyservices.govt.nz
Housing New Zealandwww.hnzc.co.nz
Inland Revenue Departmentwww.ird.govt.nz
Legal Services Agencywww.lsa.govt.nz
Ministry of Educationwww.minedu.govt.nz
Ministry of Healthwww.moh.govt.nz
Ministry of Justicewww.justice.govt.nz
Ministry of Social Developmentwww.msd.govt.nz
Ministry of Women's Affairswww.mwa.govt.nz
New Zealand Immigration Servicewww.immigration.govt.nz
Office of the Children's Commissionerwww.occ.org.nz
Te Puni Kōkiriwww.tpk.govt.nz
Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ)www.workandincome.govt.nz Browse the full list of government agencies at www.newzealand.govt.nz.
Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (United States)
The online home of the Duluth Model, which is recognised internationally as the leading tool to help communities eliminate violence in the lives of women and children. The model – with its ‘power and control wheels’ – has significantly influenced the way we work at Women's Refuge.
Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre (Australia)
This Australian website has information for women, children and agencies about programmes, research, legal matters, and contacts.
Justice for Women
Justice for Women is a feminist organisation that campaigns and supports women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners.
New South Wales Women's Refuge Resource Centre (Australia)
This resource centre is the central contact for the New South Wales (NSW) Women's Refuge movement. Its website has details of all refuges in NSW, and information including a downloadable e-book called Its Not Love – Its Violence which provides a good overview of family violence in Australia, help for those escaping violence, and advice for advocacy services.
The Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse
An Australian national organisation that provides information about domestic and family violence issues and practice.
Women's Aid (United Kingdom)
Women's Aid is England's national charity for women and children experiencing physical, emotional or sexual abuse in their home.
Women's Aid (Northern Ireland)
Women's Aid is the lead voluntary organisation challenging domestic violence in Northern Ireland.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Gender, Women and Health (GWH) is a WHO department that draws attention to the ways in which biological and socio-cultural factors such as gender inequality affects the health of women and men, boys and girls. For instance, the WHO Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women presents initial results based on interviews with 24,000 women.
An international organisation committed to the promotion of peace and security, development and human rights around the world.