Stopping Violence Programmes
New Zealand has established several programmes for respondents of protection orders under the Domestic Violence Act 1995 (Please see the Section ‘Services for Victims / Survivors'). Such programmes are funded by the Ministry of Justice and are run by local providers.
Community Action Fund
The Community Action Fund was funded by the Ministry of Social Development. This fund provides grants for small-scale community initiatives aimed at preventing domestic violence.
The Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme
The Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP) is supported by the New Zealand's International Aid and Development Agency (NZAID). The PPDVP, in collaboration with New Zealand Police and the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police, has supported a regional programme to build capacity of Pacific police services to effectively respond, reduce, and prevent domestic and family violence. National level programmes have been implemented with the police services in the Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, and Kiribati.
The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project in Samoa
The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project in Samoa (GBVPPS) is supported by the New Zealand's International Aid and Development Agency (NZAID). The GBVPPS is jointly funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and NZAID. The project is co-ordinated and implemented by the Samoan Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development, in collaboration with civil society organizations, the Samoan Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, UNFPA and NZAID.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of New Zealand to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2009