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About the tool

'Check it out' will enable people to check if they are being treated safely in their relationship, provide information and examples of types of abuse, inform them about the types of abuse they may be experiencing and offer support services they can use.

This tool has replaced the ‘Relationship Quiz’ which was on the areyouok.org.nz website. That quiz had been developed with refuge as a tool to use at a youth music festival to enable people to check whether the behaviours their partner was exhibiting were abusive. It was well-utilised as the most visited page on the areyouok website, but ultimately needed an update. 

‘Check it Out’ has been developed with experts from across the family violence sector, including from the Rainbow, Māori, Pasefika, Disabled Peoples and Ethnic communities.

Content within this tool has had input from the 1 in 3 Be Free App. In 2016 the Inner City Women’s Group (ICWG) in partnership with Omnispex developed an app for New Zealand heterosexual women to screen their relationships for violence and abuse. The ICWG have generously donated their intellectual property from this product to develop this tool.