Events and Training

Family violence training and workshops

As part of our goal of making the Wairarapa a safer place for everyone, we offer training and workshops events to help locals understand the impact of family and sexual violence. We support communities to respond safely and respectfully to people who are experiencing, affected by, or perpetrating family violence and sexual violence.

Training Opportunities

Family Violence Best Practice Workshops
To book for next ‘Best Practice’ Workshop contact:

Community events and initiatives

Since 2001, ChangeAbility (formally known as SVSW) has been at the forefront of a number of educational and awareness campaigns. Each year, we actively engage in the following campaigns and events:


WARU 2017:  Movie night 19th October at 7.30pm (click here for flyer)  
“When a child is killed every five weeks there is no other way to tackle abuse other than
confronting it, head on.” – Mihingarangi Forbes
Directed by  Briar Grace-Smith, Casey Kaa, Ainsley Gardiner, Katie Wolfe, Chelsea Cohen, Renae Maihi, Paula Jones, Awanui Simich-Pene   (click here for reviews)
For more information or to book a seat contact:



It’s Not OK


White Ribbon Day

Date: 25 November 2017
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Pink Shirt Day: Bully Free Me

The aim of Bully Free Me is to encourage positive social behaviour in children and young people, and to reduce the incidence of bullying. Check out the website for more information on how to change bullying behaviour and ways you can help.

Date: 26 May 2017
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“I have learnt that I am important, no matter what anyone says.”