Country New Zealand
Year 2009
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Family Violence Ministerial Group was established in September 2009, recognising that responsibility for family violence initiatives sits across a range of ministerial portfolios.  The group provides a mechanism to ensure co-ordination and input from relevant Ministers, and that work priorities are agreed by government as a whole.


The purposes of the Ministerial Group are to:

  • provide oversight to a whole-of-government approach to preventing violence within families;
  • ensure legislation, policy, and services to prevent and respond to family violence are aligned and well-co-ordinated;
  • provide a forum for Ministers to consult each other on family violence work proposed or underway in their portfolios, and keep other Ministers informed of developments;
  • guide the work of the TAVF and identify priority areas of work.


The Family Violence Ministerial Group is comprised of the following Ministers: Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (Chair), Ministers of Justice, Police, Education, Pacific Island Affairs, Social Development and Employment, Women's Affairs, Ethnic Affairs, Māori Affairs, and Associate Minister for Disability Issues.



Source of Information

Response of the Government of New Zealand to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2009