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Family violence and sexual violence initiatives

Family violence and sexual violence is unacceptable. However, New Zealand has amongst the highest reported rates of family violence and sexual violence in the developed world.

To address this, work is being done across the sector and by government agencies to put in place a wide range of initiatives to stop violence from occurring, reduce the harm it causes, and break the cycle of re-victimisation and re-offending. This work is also focused on improving and co-ordinating existing services.

This will help ensure victims and families get help tailored to their needs, and perpetrators are held to account and supported to change their behaviour.