The United Nations 'Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice' has...

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The Ministry of Social Development has released more documents relating to the collection of individual...

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The Justice and Electoral Committee has released its report on the Family and Whānau...

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The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) has produced a short brochure on the unique role of...

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Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman have announced details of the $...

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The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) has provided $1.4 million for a three year partnership with...

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The contract to develop and operate a 24/7 national helpline for people affected by sexual violence has...

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A new Sexual Assault Assessment and Treatment Service (SAATS) online network has been launched by Medical...

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The Government has published an evaluation of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot.

The...

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Media outlet Newsroom has investigated children being uplifted by Police to enforce parenting orders made...

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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Minister Peter Dunne have announced...

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Work on the government's "social investment" approach has continued. A range of recent developments are...

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Tū Pono: Te Mana Kaha o te Whānau is focused on enabling a stronger Māori response to family violence, by...

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Minister for Children Anne Tolley has announced the Ministry for Vulnerable Children...

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The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has released a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) about mandatory...

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Additional legislation from the child protection reforms has passed into law.

The...

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The Ministry of Social Development has opened two new tenders for sexual violence services. The tenders...

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The Court of Appeal has granted a victim of intimate partner violence a protection order after the order...

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The US-based Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium has launched a website about...

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Welcome to the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse

The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is your national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The Clearinghouse is based at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

Message from the Co-Directors

"Family violence is a long-standing and complex problem. It has contributing factors from multiple levels of society. Family violence is preventable, however this will require long-term commitment and sustained action across many sectors. Along the way, we will continue to need high quality responses to those who have experienced violence, and those who have perpetrated it.  

Given both the complexity and the urgency of the problem, there is a critical need to ensure that we respond based on the best available information and evidence. This can save time and resources from being spent on activities that are detrimental, or ineffective.

Information and evidence in the field is still emerging. Further research investment is required as we continue to work toward answers. In the meantime, we are committed to providing a platform for accessible, high quality information about what is currently known, and an ‘institutional memory’ for what has been tried in the past."

Associate Professor Janet Fanslow Associate Professor Robyn Dixon
School of Population Health School of Nursing
University of Auckland University of Auckland
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