Other people may be able to find out that you have been to this or other sites that talk about family violence. If you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse, you can hide your visit.
Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or psychological. It can also include financial and/or spiritual abuse. Abuse to anyone, at any age.
Physical abuse includes:
Sexual abuse includes:
Psychological abuse includes:
Financial abuse includes:
Spiritual abuse includes:
It is never OK for anyone to use violence to hurt or control you.
Domestic or family violence is one of New Zealand most serious social issues. Elder abuse is also a significant concern.
Domestic violence can be carried out by anyone with who you are in a domestic or close relationship. They don't have to be living with you. It could be a:
Domestic violence is never your fault. If you are a victim of family violence or in a relationship that makes you fearful about your own or anyone else's safety, seek help as soon as possible. You have the right to be safe.
Family Violence It’s Not OK Information about family violence, what it is and where to get help.National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuge Information on dealing with violence.Rape Prevention Education RPE works to eliminate rape and sexual abuse through education and community work and provides support and information to survivors of sexual abuse.Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga National Network of Stopping Violence Services This group aims to enable people to live free of all forms of violence, abuse and oppression.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.
Domestic violence Women's Refuge, NZKnow your rights Women's Refuge, NZDomestic violence: what it is and how to get help Family Violence It’s Not OK, NZHelp for family violence NZ Police
1. Fanslow, J & Elizabeth Robinson, Violence against Women in New Zealand: Prevalence and health consequences New Zealand Medical Journal 117 (2004)