Country
Year 2009
Type of Measure Budgets > Government allocation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


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