Preventing Violence Against Women

Preventing Violence Against Women

What drives violence against women?
How can men and boys help prevent violence against women?

Matt Brown
Matt Brown, along with his wife Sarah Brown, are founders of,, and authors of ‘She Is Not Your Rehab’

Rihi Te Nana (Ngāti Haaua, Ngāpuhi, Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Raukawa)
Researcher with He Waka Eke Noa (led by Leonie Pihama), investigating the role of Māori cultural approaches to violence prevention

Nicola Gavey
University of Auckland psychology researcher specialising in gender, power, and sexuality;

Kris Taylor
University of Auckland Research Fellow, Psychology, equipping young men with skills for social analysis, peer support, and intervention

All genders welcome, NZSL interpreters provided. Please book by clicking below to ensure you don’t miss out!

Dates Wednesday 24 May
Time 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location Western Springs Community Hall
Cost $0- $40

Stacey Morrison

This panel will be moderated by the amazing and talented broadcaster Stacey Morrison (Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa).

Feedback from previous forums:

“The forum was loving, challenging, honest, heartfelt and relational. Perfect and left me feeling positive about change and possibilities and hope in lessening the harm that happens for wahine Māori”

“Excellent session in every way. The kōrero was smart, powerful and totally accessible; it was filled with wisdom and warmth in equal measure. Ka pai and ngā mihi nui”

“This really was a wonderful event, with inspirational wāhine toa and packed full of real life experience insights and wisdom. Ka mau te wehi! Many thanks to all involved”


Which ticket price should I select?

We try to keep our events affordable for all. We use a sliding scale to take into account different levels of financial well-being, so that people on a low income can still afford to attend. As a gauge, we expect that people in full time employment would pay the full amount and people in part-time employment pay somewhere closer to the mid-range. It would be appropriate for students and beneficiaries to pay closer to the base end of the scale.