— It’sNotOK (@ItsNotOK_NZ) October 1, 2014
Family violence can be hard to detect in rural communities where houses are far apart and victims can be more easily isolated from family and friends than in built up areas.
“It can be easy to say ‘It’s not my business’ if we are worried that violence might be happening to someone we know. But family violence is a crime and should be reported,” says national president, Wendy McGowan.“As members of Rural Women NZ we can take leadership on this issue. We can use our profile in our communities to bring this serious social issue out into the open.”