Welcome to the Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP) website.


The Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP) is a joint initiative of New Zealand Aid Programme, NZ Police, and the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) organisation.  Skilled Police members deliver advice, training and operational support on domestic violence to the police forces and communities across the pacific. The Australian Federal Police – Pacific Police Development Programme Regional (AFP PPDPR) joined PPDVP from 2013 to provide assistance and support in Micronesia and in some other pacific countries.


The PPDVP Vision is “A Safer Pacific Free from Domestic Violence.”

The long-term Outcome is “The Community has confidence and trust in Pacific Police Services to prevent and respond to domestic violence.”  To achieve this the “Pacific Police Services will need to be effective at preventing and responding to domestic violence.”

The three key work areas of the PPDVP for Phase 2 which commenced on 1 July 2012 are.

1. Country specific Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) data established and action plans developed, including standard reporting protocols and tools developed and established

2. Domestic violence mentoring and training delivered

3. Pacific Police Service and partners information exchange protocols agreed, and engagement activities with partners and community developed.

Project Scope

The project has five “tier one” countries – Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati and Vanuatu. These countries have a specific in country programme supported by NZ Police mentors.A smaller group of countries have links with the programme and receive various levels of support which is specifically tailored to their requirements through the PPDVP – they are Solomon Islands, Nauru, Niue, and Tuvalu. All of the 20 PICP member countries participate in the programme.

On 1 July 2012 agreement was reached between NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NZ Police and the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) that PPDVP will provide a second phase of delivery to 30 June 2016.

An agreement with AFP PPDPR took effect from 1 January 2013.

You can learn more about the PPDVP here, read our latest news or contact us.

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