Today, the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence launched Te Aorerekura – Aotearoa’s first ever National Strategy for the Elimination of Family Violence and Sexual Violence.
The Strategy sets out a framework to drive government action in a unified way and harness public support and community action. It will also increase political and public sector accountability by setting out what the government is committing to do and how it will measure and report on progress.
The 25-year Strategy seeks to achieve six shifts and ensure we are learning and monitoring progress as we go:
The National Strategy has been developed through an inclusive process, including:
An Action Plan for Te Aorerekura sets out the priorities for action and the responsibilities of each government agency.
The Ministry of Justice is responsible for implementing the Strategy across everything we do, and for two specific actions:
These actions are part of the Ministry’s wider work programme of operational and policy initiatives.
This work will continue through 2022 and beyond.
Read more about Te Aorerekura at www.violencefree.govt.nz(external link).
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