When you are subject to violence and abuse all your energy may go into keeping yourself and your children safe, monitoring your abusers moods and keeping the peace. Women who live this way miss opportunities to engage in activities they enjoy, explore their talents and strengths, spend time with people who make them happy and be all they can be. 

​Imagine what your life could be if all the energy you put into managing your abuser was put into following your dreams. What could you achieve? How satisfying could your life be?

Te Rau Āwhina runs a fun, relaxed Women’s Empowerment Programme where you can meet other women with similar experiences and learn about living violence free and practicing self care.