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MSD’s family violence and sexual violence initiatives

MSD is leading work on the following projects:

Strengthening family violence services

Strengthening MSD-funded family violence services. This work focuses on working with providers and communities to strengthen the delivery of services for whānau and families. The objective is to build a sustainable future for family violence services that is whānau-centred, outcomes-focused and integrated.

Sexual violence service development

Developing specialist services to better support victims and prevent sexual violence. This focuses on developing sexual violence crisis services, harmful sexual behaviour services for non-mandated adults (that is, people who haven't been directed by a court to attend a treatment programme or be assessed) and services for male survivors of sexual abuse.

Family violence prevention

We are working to prevent family violence by partnering with whānau, hapū, iwi, communities, leaders, champions, and key organisations. We use prevention approaches that focus on building protective factors which increase resilience, build communities, and changes attitudes and behaviours.