Family Violence Awareness and Prevention Campaigns

WAVES Trust develops, coordinates, and/or participates in a number of violence awareness and prevention campaigns in Waitakere.

We are linked with the government funded It's Not OK Campaign and annually support the White Ribbon Day Campaign.

Visit our Campaign webpages to see what's on at the moment and find opportunities to contribute, participate, and benefit!

Latest Campaigns News

Dec
15
Campaigns
Family violence increases in New Zealand over Christmas and holiday times. Behind any of the abuse is a person choosing to behave that way. While much family violence is hidden, often close friends or wider family have a gut feeling that something is wrong or even know about it. The abuse is usually part of a pattern of power and control and rarely a one-off incident even if that’s all anyone on the outside actually sees.
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Dec
07
Campaigns
The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV) 2017 is underway. The 16 days of activism runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) until 10 December (Human Rights Day) each year.
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Oct
19
Campaigns
A DVFREE Tick programme has been developed by Shine to support and recognise employers who have made significant efforts to address domestic violence by creating a supportive workplace.
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Sep
14
Campaigns
Gender Equal NZ is a movement focused on addressing gender stereotypes and sexist attitudes that persist in Aotearoa New Zealand, preventing women and gender diverse people from achieving their potential.
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Jun
15
Campaigns
Elder Abuse Awareness Week runs from the 15-22 June 2017, starting with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2017. The theme this year in New Zealand is Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home because many older people are abused by family members.
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Jan
20
Campaigns
The Human Rights Commission has recently released a series of videos talking to organisations about why implementing a family violence policy is so important.
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