Gender equity advocacy

Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children

Auckland Women’s Centre coordinates Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children.  We make frequent representations to Government on matters concerning preventing and responding to sexual and domestic violence.


The Coalition is made up of eighteen preventing violence groups:

  • Auckland Women’s Centre
  • Eastern Women’s Refuge,
  • Hestia Women’s Refuge
  • Inner City Women’s Group
  • Kia Haumaru – Personal Safety Education
  • Mt Albert Psychological Services Ltd
  • National Council of Women, Auckland
  • North Shore Women’s Centre
  • NZ Human Rights Centre
  • Pacific Women’s Watch
  • Rape Prevention Education – Whakatu Mauri
  • Respect
  • Shakti Community Council
  • SHINE Safer Homes in NZ Everyday
  • The Backbone Collective
  • Women’s Centre Rodney
  • Women’s Health Action Trust
  • Women’s Refuge – Tāmaki Makaurau, YWCA, Auckland

Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children partnered with the National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges to write a paper advocating for stalking to be criminalised.