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[Hey Bro]


Location: Canterbury, New Zealand

Program: 0800 HEYBRO
Organization: He Waka Tapu

Contact: reception@hewakatapu.org.nz

0800 Hey BRO is a He Waka Tapu trademarked phone number for men to phone when they feel they are going to harm someone or whanāu member. This is a 24 hour, 7 days a week phone line with a dedicated team just a phone call away to listen and provide help.

︎ Offered at no cost to participants  
Men in New Zealand, some of them ex-abusers, are campaigning against domestic violence.

The 0800 Hey Bro hotline has provided advice to about 2,000 abusive men and linked them to other services to stop them harming their partners.

“Nobody is working with perpetrators," said Lua Maynard, 56, who runs anger management programmes for men who are ordered by the courts to undergo rehabilitation. "When men perpetrate violence, they ask the men to get away, and support the victims. But men also need support."

Excerpted From: New Zealand Abusers Turn Activists to Stop Domestic Violence, Preeti Kannan, Global Citizen (Thomson Reuters Foundation), August 6, 2020