The Shakti Youth Unit has developed a new handbook for migrant and refugee youth experiencing family...

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The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) recent update on sexual violence services announces that...

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Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley will be hosting a national summit...

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Green Party MP Jan Logie's member's bill on domestic violence workplace protections has been referred to...

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Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has indicated she will reconsider draft...

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The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has advised that specialist sexual violence services will be...

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The Government has introduced its Bill to reform family violence laws.

The...

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The Government has released the latest results from the Better Public Service (BPS) goals.

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The Government announced a new pilot to reduce exposure to family violence and abuse when handing over...

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A research project carried out by University of Auckland researchers and Statistics New Zealand...

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A range of groups and individuals have spoken publically about concerns at the Ministry of Social...

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UN Women has published a package of essentials for addressing violence against women (2016).

It has...

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An Auckland-based collective of service providers, communities and government agencies launched a new...

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The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is developing draft national care standards to outline quality of...

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Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has announced the Peace in the home: Ending domestic...

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The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) has published a new position brief on the need to...

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A new independent body has been launched to examine the system response to women who have experienced...

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Children’s Day – Te Rā O Te Tamariki will be celebrated on 5 March 2017 (first Sunday of March). Children’...

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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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