May 06, 2021
Lived experience will inform anti-violence strategy
The Minister for Family and Sexual Violence says she wants to hear from those who have used violence as well as from the victims as she tries to find ways to address the problem.
Marama Davidson yesterday launched an engagement process that will lead to a new national strategy and action plan.
Channels have been set up so people can share their stories and submissions in public hui or anonymously â€“ and she wants lived experience to be at the heart of the conversation.
"I include people who have been harmed by family violence and sexual violence, we want to hear from you. We also want to hear from people who have used violence and who have stopped – what works, what helps for people to also take a more positive journey and stop using violence," Ms Davidson says.
Māori leadership, te ao Māori thinking and an inclusive Te Tiriti framework will play a pivotal part in transforming the system.
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