Country New Zealand
Year 2016 - 2018
Type of Measure Budgets > Government allocation
Form of Violence Sexual violence, Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

In 2016 and 2017, the Government of New Zealand provided $46 million (over four years), for specialist services to better support victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. New practice guidelines were co-developed with the service provider sector, and contracts for crisis support services have been extended to a three-year term to help provide stability for the sector. A new national sexual harm phone and web-based helpline was rolled out in March 2018. 

As a part of Budget 2018, an additional $76 million in funding over four years was invested to support family violence services for victims, perpetrators and their families. Sexual abuse prevention, assessment and treatment services will also receive an additional $7.5 million over four years. 

Source of Information

New Zealand's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.41