Story: Domestic violence

Māori and family violence

In 2017 Te Puni Kōkiri produced an infographic about the prevalence of violence among Māori families in New Zealand. The resource was created using information collected from a range of agencies, including The Treasury, Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, Women's Refuge New Zealand and New Zealand Police. This extract from the infographic illustrates the social impact of family violence on Māori health and well-being.

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Reference: Understanding family violence - Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand: June 2017

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Domestic violence - Defining violence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/46902/maori-and-family-violence (accessed 7 December 2019)

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