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Addressing service gaps in family violence and sexual violence

There are significant gaps in family violence and sexual violence (FVSV) services in Aotearoa New Zealand. This means not everyone can access the support they need when they experience or use violence. Tangata whenua, Pacific peoples, disabled people, LGBTQIA+ communities, children and young people, ethnic communities, older people and people who use violence are especially impacted by FVSV service gaps.

Te Aorerekura — the national strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence — calls on government to identify service gaps across Aotearoa and to create a plan to address the family violence gaps (Action 29) and a plan to address the sexual violence gaps (Action 30). This work is being led by the Ministry of Social Development with the help of a government working group.

We're seeking feedback on what we’ve done so far to develop these two plans to address FVSV gaps. We are reaching out to the wider FVSV sector including providers, specialists, and government agencies. Feedback is due by 26 May.

You can see all the details of our work here:
You can share your feedback with us by filling in our short form:
Alternatively, you can send through any feedback by emailing us at:
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