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Using talk and the body to prevent gender-based violence

A Marsden-funded research project led by Professor Ann Weatherall

About the project

Violence and sexual abuse against women and girls is a widespread problem in Aotearoa New Zealand. Empowerment self-defence courses have been found to be effective in preventing violence in the first place. In order to better understand how the courses work, we are video-recording and analysing them.

Meet the research team

Our team is a group of researchers primarily based at the Victoria University of Wellington / Te Herenga Waka. Click here to read our bios and to learn more about our research interests.

Frequently asked questions

A list of common questions about the research, including ethics, what happens during video recording, how our data is stored and analysed, and who can participate in the research.

Get in touch

Have more questions? Want to participate in the project? Information about how to contact us can be found here.

Talk and the Body

School of Psychology / Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro

Victoria University of Wellington / Te Herenga Waka
PO Box 600, Wellington 6140
Aotearoa New Zealand
www.wgtn.ac.nz | 0800 04 04 04

talkandthebody@vuw.ac.nz