Wānanga: Primary prevention of family and sexual violence - from theory to practice

This regional wānanga was held on 24 March 2017 at Hoani Waititi Marae, Oratia. It was an opportunity for participants to learn more about the theory behind primary prevention and experience some great examples of it in action. An action of the multi-sector action plan to prevent family, whānau and sexual violence, the wānanga was hosted by Auckland Council with the support of the Accident Compensation Corporation.

Presentations and videoclips

Cristy Trewartha, What is a public health and primary prevention approachPDF (450KB) and Word (21KB)

Ratika Rai, Accident Compensation Corporation, Auckland Humanity Project Case StudyPDF (510KB) (Word version to come)

North Shore Family Violence Prevention Network, Te Rito Rodney, WAVES, Auckland Council and the Ministry of Social Development (2016) 
Working together to achieve whānau wellbeing in Waitematā
PDF (4.38MB) and Word (71KB)

Nandita Mathur, Heart Movement – growing loving, safe, supportive relationships in TāmakiPDF (600KB) and Word (17KB)
Video clips:
Lyalle's story and three inspirational people's involvement with the Heart movement

Megan Barclay, Be. Accessible, Social change in actionPDF (678KB) and Word (16KB)
Video clip: Be. The poss-ability 

Rainbow Collective, Village Collective
Video clips: Silent Talanoa

Naima Ali, Promoting protective factors in Muslim Communities - PDF (960KB) and Word (15KB)

Lloyd Jones, Rape Prevention Education, Challenging rape culture and promoting gender equity onlinePDF (810KB) and Word (17KB)


Making a Difference website - sexual violence primary prevention toolkit,
Accident Compensation Corporation

Dr Moana Eruera & Dr Leland A. Ruwhiu (2015). “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe” catch hegemony by the toe: Validating cultural protective constructs for indigenous children in Aotearoa. Torrens, ACT: Magpie Goose Publishing
and accessible version (60KB)

Hann, S., & Trewartha, C. (2015). Creating Change: Mobilising New Zealand Communities to Prevent Family Violence. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, University of Auckland.

Campaign for Action on Family Violence. (2011). Creating Change: For people working to prevent family violence in New Zealand. Wellington: Ministry of Social Development.
Accessible version not currently available

Fanslow, J. (2005). Beyond Zero Tolerance: Key Issues and Future Directions for Family Violence Work in New Zealand. Wellington: Families Commission. Pages 73-87
and accessible version (36KB)

Related information

Click to see other Auckland Council work on family, whānau and sexual violence