This page provides a record of this event, including information about the hui, presentations and notes from the hui, the findings report, an update from the Council and the short-term actions agreed by the Auckland Council Regional Development and Operations Committee (RDOC).
Update from Auckland Council
31 May 2012
The following update is provided by Kelly Maung and Tania Pouwhare, Auckland Council:
Following the Regional Hui on Family and Sexual Violence Prevention (2 March 2012), a findings report was written. This report outlined Hui feedback from the community on the potential roles of Auckland Council in the prevention of family and sexual violence.
Short term actions
In response to the Hui and the findings report, Council Officers drafted, in consultation with the family and sexual violence sectors, a series of short term actions that Auckland Council could undertake in 2012/13 within existing resources and budget.
A copy of these short term actions can be found here:
These short term actions were recently presented to the Auckland Council Regional Development and Operations Committee (RDOC).
The resolution from this meeting was as follows:
Resolution number RDO/2012/85
MOVED by Cr Casey, seconded Cr Filipaina:
1. Regional Hui on Family and Sexual Violence Prevention
a) That the report be received.
b) That the Regional Development and Operations Committee agrees to the short term actions outlined in Appendix One “Next Steps for Auckland Council following the Regional Hui on Family and Sexual Violence Prevention”.
c) That the Regional Development and Operations Committee notes that medium and long term actions relating to Council’s role in the prevention of Family and Sexual Violence will be considered as part of the development of the Community Development Strategy and will be presented back to the Regional Development and Operations Committee for approval.
d) That the final report of the Regional Family and Sexual Violence Hui be circulated to the local boards, for their information.
A copy of the report to RDOC can be found here (pages 3 – 6)
The minutes can be found here (page 9)
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Regional Hui. The Regional Hui and the findings report have provided important feedback that will help Auckland Council define its role in the prevention of family and sexual violence. We look forward to continue working with you to make Auckland a safer place and the world’s most liveable city. _____________________________________________________________________
2 March 2012
This hui for the Auckland region was co-hosted by Auckland Council and the Ministry of Social Development.
The purpose of the hui was to provide the sector with the opportunity to come together and discuss what contribution Auckland Council could have to the prevention of family and whānau violence, and sexual violence. It was intended to support the sector to develop submissions into Auckland Council’s Draft Long Term Plan.
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Guidelines for the organisers of the hui, caucuses and participants on ensuring the hui is inclusive and provides accessibility with dignity for disabled people.
Provides a brief overview about the structure of Auckland Council including governance (Mayor, councillors and Local Boards) and where family and sexual violence prevention sits within Council.
Summary of the meeting focussing on Prevention and Policy hosted by Rape Prevention Education on 24 January 2012.
Written by Paulette Benton-Greig for Auckland Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation (2011). Provides information about sexual violence, outlines the services and interventions being provided within the Auckland region by specialist sexual violence community-based providers and information about opportunities for innovation and development and gaps and challenges in meeting the needs of the Auckland population.
Produced by the Domestic Violence and Disability Working Group. A booklet primarily for disabled people and their carers about domestic violence and keeping safe. Also provides information for a broader audience on issues faced by disabled people.
Produced by the Domestic Violence and Disability Working Group (February 2012). Gives an overview of key issues facing disabled people who experience sexual or domestic violence and makes recommendations for Auckland Council.
Produced by the Domestic Violence and Disability Working Group (February 2012). Summary of recommendations for Auckland Council on supporting initiatives to prevent and stop domestic and sexual violence against disabled women and women with disabled children.
Produced by the Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families (2011). Outlines the areas and actions that the Taskforce will focus on during 2011-12.
Published by the Greater London Authority (2010). Mayor of London’s strategy to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the UK’s capital.
Published by Respect (2008). A position statement from Respect, one of the UK’s leading NGOs working with perpetrators of domestic violence.
Ruwhiu, Leland A. et al (2009). A mana tane echo of hope: dispelling the illusion of whānau violence - Taitokerau Tāne Māori speak out. Amokura Family Violence Prevention Consortium. Full report available from the NZFVC Library
Whānau Tu Rangatira – Regional Māori Roopu:
Other caucus presentations:
Submissions on Auckland Council's Draft Long Term Plan close Friday 23 March 2012 at 4.00 pm.
Hui seeks to address family and sexual violence in Auckland Auckland Council Media Release, 20 February 2012
Leaders to discuss how to combat family violence TVNZ, 2 March 2012
Community leaders meet to discuss family violence TV3 News, 2 March 2012
Council criticised over family violence issues NZ City, 2 March 2012
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