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Stepping forward: A needs analysis addressing gaps in knowledge in regards to family violence amongst Pacific people in New Zealand - A literature review

3 months
Approved budget:
Miss Fakavamoeatu Lutui
Health issue:
Injury (intentional and unintentional)
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
Family violence is everyone's business, from children to youth, women, families and the wider community. It is a serious issue that is everywhere, yet is underreported in Pacific societies. Family violence is a major issue in New Zealand and Pacific families bear a disproportionate amount of the consequences such as; obesity, substance abuse and mental health to a name a few. This literature review will identify current knowledge according to the literature regarding family violence amongst Pacific people in New Zealand, review the methodologies utilised and critique the gaps ultimately informing current and future health researchers and professionals on areas of need for improvement. Many lives are affected by family violence yet in Pacific families it is burdened in silence; it is time to break that silence and step forward.