Black Ribbon New Zealand
The Black Ribbon New Zealand Trust exists to promote awareness of domestic violence as non-discriminatory in terms of any of the prohibited grounds of discrimination. Domestic violence doesn't just happen to women - it happens to everyone.
It is everyone's responsibility to watch out for family members, friends, co-workers and neighbours who are especially vulnerable. Domestic violence is everyone's business.
Especially vulnerable people include children, the elderly, the disabled, and marginalised groups like men and boys or people in minority groups who have no support networks. Everyone knows someone who is vulnerable.
All human beings have emotion, and heightened emotion sometimes results in violence in the home. Stopping domestic violence in its tracks begins with you and me.