Primary prevention of violence against women is an approach that seeks to stop violence against women before it occurs in the first place.  It is an internationally emerging field of practice with a growing evidence base about what works.  However, research on how it is understood and how effective it is in diverse cultural contexts is limited. 

Māori women are twice as likely to experience violence as other New Zealand women.  This report explores what Māori women believe to be the key factors to keeping them and their whānau safe from ever becoming victim/survivors of violence.