New Zealand used to be the most peaceful country in the world. But during the last few years this situation has changed, much due to high levels of family violence and widespread bullying in schools.Only recently, the New Zealand Herald published a series of news stories on the poor state of intrafamily violence throughout the country. Domestic abuse is at the top of the agenda when Laurie Ross, a Peace Foundation member and long-term peacebuilding advocate, lists some of the major challenges to peace in New Zealand.
The Peace Foundation is the operating name of the Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa/New Zealand Inc. - Te Tuapapa Rongomau o Aotearoa. The Peace Foundation is a not for profit organisation working to build peaceful relationships among people of all ages and cultures, from personal to global through education, research and action.