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About Domestic Violence

According to the Domestic Violence Act 1995, domestic violence means violence against any person by any other person with whom that person is, or has been, in a domestic relationship. A person is in a domestic relationship with another person if they are a spouse or partner, family member, ordinarily share a household together, or just have a close personal relationship with each other.

Domestic abuse is abuse towards an intimate partner, abuse towards the elderly or disabled that we care for, or child abuse. Domestic violence is not gendered. Anyone can be a victim, and anyone can be a perpetrator.

The victims are vulnerable. The perpetrators are all around us. We want to change the way New Zealand thinks about domestic violence.

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