Story: Domestic violence

Women's refuge safety plan

Women's refuge safety plan

Women's refuges, established by feminists in the 1970s, approached the problem of domestic violence from several angles. They provided a safe place for women and their children and gave advice on safety issues in pamphlets such as this one. They also supported women who had experienced domestic violence to make informed decisions about next steps, and pioneered community education programmes on violence and its effects.

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Domestic violence - Changing attitudes to violence, 1893 to 1985', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 19 Jul 2018