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Everything Your Need to Know About Gender-Based Violence

What is it, how to get help, and how you can help someone else.

Gender-based violence is one of the greatest human rights violations in the world. Worldwide it’s estimated that 1 in 3 women experience some form of violence.

It’s easy to think that it’s happening ‘somewhere else’, but in New Zealand that figure is even worse: It’s estimated that 55 percent of women have experienced physical, emotional or psychological violence. That’s over half of women. In New Zealand alone, there were over 176,000 domestic violence call-outs to Police last year – and that’s just a fraction of the real number. It’s estimated 85 percent of victims never contact Police.

Gender-based violence is a justice issue, and it is a faith issue. That’s why at The Salvation Army, we believe it’s important to make a stand for equity and hope. In this booklet, you’ll find answers to some common questions:

  • What is gender-based violence?
  • How can I get help?
  • How can I help someone else?


Everything you need to know about gender-based violence

Type: PDF
Size: 5.92 MB
Date: 23 Nov 2023