Primary prevention

Recommended reading on family and whānau violence

Primary prevention

Primary prevention aims to stop violence before it occurs, for example by promoting respectful, non-violent relationships and changing the social and cultural norms that support violence. It is sometimes called working "upstream" of violence (p.1).

Aotearoa New Zealand

Making a difference
Wellington, New Zealand: ACC
Sexual violence primary prevention toolkit

Ministry for Women (2015)
Wāhine Māori, wāhine ora, wāhine kaha: Preventing violence against Māori women
Wellington: Ministry for Women.

Ministry for Women (2015)
A malu i 'āiga, e malu fo'i i fafo: Protection for the family, protection for all: Samoan people's understanding of primary prevention of violence against women
Wellington: Ministry for Women.

Ministry of Women's Affairs (2013)
Current thinking on primary prevention of violence against women
Wellington: Ministry of Women's Affairs.

Fanslow, J. L. (2005)
Beyond zero tolerance: Key issues and future directions for family violence work in New Zealand
Wellington: Families Commission.

Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-NNEST)
Primary prevention research on sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand (webpage)
Compiled by TOAH-NNEST

Ministry of Education (2015)
Sexuality education: A guide for principals, boards of trustees and teachers

Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education.

International

UN Women (2016)
10 essentials for prevention of violence against women
Geneva: UN Women.

UN Women (2016)
A framework to underpin action to prevent violence against women

Geneva: UN Women.
Draws together contemporary knowledge and practice in violence prevention. Its focus is on addressing the root causes as well as risk and protective factors associated with VAW. Outlines roles that stakeholders working across countries, regions, communities, sectors and disciplines can play in contributing to the eradication of VAW.

National Sexual Violence Resource Centre (2015)
10 principles for effective prevention messaging
National Sexual Violence Resource Centre

Our Watch, VicHealth (Victorian Health Promotion Foundation) & ANROWS (2015)
Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia

Melbourne, Vic: Our Watch.

Walden, I. (2014)
Primary prevention of violence against women
ADFVC Fast Facts.
Sydney, NSW: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse.

Jewkes, R., Flood, M., & Lang, J. (2015)
From work with men and boys to changes of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations: A conceptual shift in prevention of violence against women and girls
The Lancet, 385(9977), 1580-1589.

Flood, M. (2011)
Involving men in efforts to end violence against women
Men and Masculinities, 14(3), 358-377.

Pease, B. (2008)
Engaging men in men’s violence prevention: Exploring the tensions, dilemmas and possibilities
ADFVC Issues Paper 17.
Sydney, NSW: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse.

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Definitions
Statistics 
Impacts of violence
Conceptual models
- Tangata whenua
- Pacific communities
- Asian communities
- Gendered analysis
- Public health models
Risk and protective factors
(what 'causes' family violence?)
'What works' reports

Victim/survivors' voices
Primary prevention
Community mobilisation
Integrated family violence system
Intervention
- Intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect  
- By population group
- By sector
Co-occurring issues
Evaluation
Further reading

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