New Zealand’s largest nation-wide organisation that supports and helps women and children experiencing family violence.

Our vision is for all women and children in Aotearoa to live free from domestic and family violence.

Women’s Refuge is operating during Level 4. It is okay to ask for help. Our services might look different at this time you may be asked some questions about your health. This will not prevent you from getting help. Some people using violence may use COVID19 to further isolate their partners. The impacts of the pandemic on families and communities do not cause violence, but it can mean abusers have more opportunities to perpetrate and conceal violence. Abusive people might withhold essential items from victims, scare tactics about the virus, or prevent them from seeking help

  • Help them to feel less isolated by setting up regular times to talk to you and to others.
  • Encourage them to get in touch with Women’s Refuge if they feel unsafe.

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