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Political Parties Policies on Family Violence

September 04, 2014 at 11:24 AM

The NZ Family Violence Clearing House has collated links to policies on family violence and other relevant social policies. Make sure you are informed about the issues impacting on our sector.

Click here for links to the politcal parties' full policies.




With the election drawing near, we have compiled the political parties' policies on family violence.

(At the bottom of the page are links to an upcoming political debate on family violence and a march on Parliament.)

In brief

The National Council of Women asked each of the political parties What would your party do to reduce violence against women? in 600 words or less.

The Women's Election Agenda Aotearoa 2014 published100 steps on the road to equality for women, including steps to address violence against women, and asked the political parties for responses.

Links to the parties' full policies

National Party

Family violence

For media on National's policy, see previous NZFVC news story Government announces "suite of initiatives" to address family violence (scroll down to media)

Labour Party

Ending violence against women and children

For media on Labour's policy, see previous NZFVC news story Labour announces family violence policy (scroll down to media)

Green Party

Valuing women

Every child matters

Māori Party

Our whānau, our future

New Zealand First


Social development

Law and order

Mana movement

Social wellbeing

Internet Party

Criminal justice 

United Future

Family and social 

Conservative Party

Issues and Why New Zealand needs the Conservatives

Upcoming election-related family violence events

On Friday 5 September, 6-7.30pm, the Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence is hosting a political debate on family violence with representatives of four major political parties. It will be livestreamed on the internet and a recording made available afterwards.

On Monday 15 September, 12 noon, Women’s Refuge, Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together, Shakti, Relationships Aotearoa, The Pacific Islands Safety and Prevention Project, National Network of Stopping Violence Services and the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Supervised Contact Services have joined together to organise a march on Parliament calling for an end to domestic and sexual violence.