"Indigenous and Political Influences on Intimate Partner Violence Policies and Prevention Work in Aotearoa (New Zealand)"
by Professor Daniel Saunders, Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Social Work
New Zealand has been a world leader in the development of child custody laws designed to protect survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and their children. It has also been a leader in the development of indigenously-based, restorative justice practices with possible applications to IPV. Professor Saunders will share some highlights of his four month Fulbright Scholars project in New Zealand in which he studied its history of IPV policy reform and its prevention programs influenced by indigenous Maori culture.
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