• 19 organisations that help stop violence against women

    As we grieve for Grace Millane, and every other woman whose life has been lost to violence, here are a few ways you can help create change.

  • give your time or money to organisations supporting women experiencing violence

    These organisations work tirelessly to end violence against women. Volunteering or donating over the Christmas season - their busiest time of year - supports agencies to push for policy changes that help end violence, and to support women who are experiencing violence right now.

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    Working to end violence and discrimination against women of colour.

    Shakti serve migrant and refugee women of Asian. African and Middle Eastern origin. Shakti; meaning strength, works to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women of colour. Donations to Shakti are particularly appreciated as they fight to keep their Wellington Refuge open.

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    National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

    Women's Refuge are a women's organisation for women and their children, there to help prevent and stop family violence in New Zealand. Women's refuge have just launched Give a Gift - an appeal seeking Christmas present donations for children experiencing violence. You can drop presents into any Bunnings Warehouse nationwide where they will be collected for delivery to a local refuge.

    Image: Logo for The Aunties

    Meeting needs with love.

    The Aunties provide the material need for women living with, or previously living with, violence. They cater for women's specific needs, so they get what they want or need, when they want or need it - including lots of love if that's what they're after.

    Image: Logo for Te Whare Wairua Māori Women's Refuge

    Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project (HAIP)

    Te Whare Oranga Wairua Māori Women's Refuge empower and support whānau-ora (wellness) for those who choose to live free from violence and abuse in all its forms. They provide intervention services, crisis intervention, education programmes, and a 24/7 crisis line.

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    Ko ngā whānau ngā puna oranga

    Te Puna Oranga are a kaupapa Māori service that provides counselling, social work, crisis response and support for individuals and whānau in Christchurch.

    Image: Logo for Shama Ethnic Women's Centre

    A source of strength and empowerment to all ethnic women.

    Shama provides culturally appropriate support, advocacy, and programmes to ethnic women, their children and families with specialist support for those experiencing violence.

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    Family violence services.

    Aviva provide Canterbury based family violence support and services including 24 hour support, advocacy, and accommodation to help women, children, and men. They use an holistic approach, supporting all members of the family to overcome family and sexual violence, and achieve wellbeing.

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    Making homes violence free.

    Shine provide a range of services to stop domestic abuse in New Zealand through advocacy and frontline support for adults and children.

    Image: Logo for Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki

    Ngāti Mutunga tangata whenua development and liberation service.

    Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki are a kaupapa Māori common good organisation in Taranaki that offer counselling for anyone that has experienced physical, emotional, and psychological violence. Empowering whānau, hapū, and iwi and helping them to take control of their own futures is the basis for their work.

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    Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project (HAIP)

    Provide services for whānau in Hamilton with a principal focus of ensuring interagency response to family violence. They prioritise victim safety, autonomy, and integrity while holding those who use violence to account without impeding their civil rights.

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    HELP's vision is a world free of sexual violence

    Provide specialised services for people affected by sexual abuse and assault in Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti.

  • reach out for help to stop using violence

    If your actions are hurting those around you, or if you're concerned you might hurt your loved ones, there are people who can help. Reaching out to these organisations is the first step to change. If you know someone who needs the help of these services, support them to get in touch.

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    Someone who will listen, to turn to when in distress.

    Lifeline is a 24/7 support line you can call. Lifeline are there to listen. They offer tips and skills that can be used immediately, and can help connect you with a specialist service to help you in your area.

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    Making homes violence free.

    Shine run programmes and groups for men in Auckland where men can talk openly with other men and facilitators about their use and abuse of violence.

    Image: Logo for Aviva

    Family violence services.

    Aviva run ReachOut, an intervention service for men wanting support to move away from a life of relationship conflict, anger, and violence in Christchurch, North Canterbury, and Selwyn.

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    Keeping whānau safe. 0800 HEY BRO

    He Waka Tapu have a 24/7 helpline for men who feel they're going to harm a loved one or whānau member.

    Image: Logo for Korowai Tumanako

    Inspiring courage, igniting hope.

    Korowai Tumanako is a kaupapa Māori service that provides clinical treatment for young people and adults who have participated in harmful sexual behaviour. They have locations in Auckland, Whangarei, Kaikohe, Kaitaia, and Whangaroa.

    Image: Logo for Man Alive

    Working with men, boys and families on the issues that affect their lives.

    ManAlive runs Living Without Violence - Te Ara Taumata Ora, a program that helps men understand why they get angry, how to deal with their feelings, and how to have positive relationships.

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    Stopping violence services.

    Rise provide a men's program that invites men to think and behave in different ways to achieve a violence free life in Whanganui, Marton, Hawera, and Stratford.

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    Serving our families.

    Ghandi Nivas was set up to address the problems of family harm in the Indian community but it now helps people of all ethnicities. It offers free counselling, emergency housing, and referral to social services.

    Image: Logo for Porirua Living Without Violence

    New beginnings.

    Porirua Living Without Violence have a 16 week behaviour change programme for men who are aware that the way they express their anger and use violence and abuse against others is harmful.

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