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How can we end the cycle of family violence?

Last updated 15:38 27/06/2016
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What do you think needs to change in our country to stop the cycle of violence?

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What can we do to change New Zealand's shameful domestic violence statistics?

Domestic violence numbers make for troubling reading. In 2014, police responded to 101,981 incidents of domestic violence in New Zealand, the equivalent of about one every five minutes. 

With that number in mind, consider that an estimated 80 per cent of domestic violence incidents are not reported to police. It is invisible to the system.

On average 14 women, six men and 10 children are killed by a member of their family every year.

New Zealand has the worst domestic violence rate in the developed word. The concerning thing is that there is no easy answer as to why this is. Even more concerning is that there are no easy solutions to the problem either.

What do you think needs to change in our country to stop the cycle of violence that entraps so many New Zealanders.

Is it our Government policies? Our support systems? Our culture? Our education?

Share your views and experiences with us, by clicking the green button below.

We're looking for reader stories of about 300 words, the best of which will be published here in Stuff Nation.


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