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News is updated several times a week with new research, policy, legislation, funding opportunities, government consultations, new initiatives and community campaigns as well as selected international material. Stories often include links to related research and resources.

July 2015

Ministerial group launches new family violence work programme - 29 Jul, 2015
Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have...
Community Internship Programme 2015 applications open - 29 Jul, 2015
Applications are open for community groups to gain a skilled professional free...
Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence proceedings available online - 29 Jul, 2015
The Royal Commission into Family Violence underway in Victoria, Australia, is...
Call for inquiry into equality of access to justice - 29 Jul, 2015
The Green Party has called for the Justice and Electoral Select Committee to...
MSD trials Predictive Risk Modelling - 29 Jul, 2015
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is trialling the use of Predictive...
Law Commission to review non-fatal strangulation and homicide by victims - 16 Jul, 2015
Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to review how best to...
Report proposes way to evaluate family court reforms - 15 Jul, 2015
The University of Otago and the New Zealand Law Foundation have published a...
Harmful Digital Communications Bill passes into legislation - 9 Jul, 2015
A Bill which seeks to prevent cyberbullying and better support victims passed...
CDC releases guidance on best available evidence to reduce violence against children - 1 Jul, 2015
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a...

June 2015

Increasing family violence calls but fewer resolutions: NZFVC data summaries 2015 - 30 Jun, 2015
The Clearinghouse has released 2015 family violence data summaries. New Zealand...
Coroner releases report on Livingstone filicides-suicide - 23 Jun, 2015
Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall has released her report into the...
Magazine feature draws attention to family violence in high socio-economic households - 23 Jun, 2015
The It's Not OK campaign and HOME magazine have launched a campaign to increase...
Cook Islands launch campaign to eliminate domestic violence - 23 Jun, 2015
The Cook Islands National Council of Women have launched a national campaign to...
Programme brings Pacific Police leaders to NZ - 18 Jun, 2015
Twelve police officers from eleven different Pacific countries will visit New...
Police release Recorded Crime Offender Statistics dataset - 16 Jun, 2015
New Zealand Police have released a dataset which aims to provide more...
MASSIVE hīkoi encourages people to speak out about sexual violence - 15 Jun, 2015
A 17 day, 420 kilometre hīkoi from Auckland to Cape Reinga has sought to raise...
Bill to make court less traumatic for children and victims of sexual offences - 11 Jun, 2015
A Bill which aims to make court processes less traumatic for children and...
New children's workforce regulations in effect from 1 July - 10 Jun, 2015
New regulations requiring mandatory safety checking of people who work with...
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 15 June 2015 - 9 Jun, 2015
The 2015 World Elder Abuse Awareness Week will be held 15 - 22 June. The week...
Ministry of Social Development announces new funding strategy; first social bond introduced - 5 Jun, 2015
Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley has announced a "new long-term...
Revised guidelines on sexuality education in schools released - 5 Jun, 2015
The Ministry of Education has released a revised guide, Sexuality education: a...
Relationships Aotearoa to close; funding models and issues in spotlight - 2 Jun, 2015
Relationships Aotearoa (RA) will close its doors 9 June 2015. This follows...

May 2015

UN concerned by NZ "lack of proper funding for specialist sexual violence services" - 29 May, 2015
New Zealand's sixth periodic review under the United Nations Convention against...
It's Not OK supporting communities to prevent family violence - 27 May, 2015
It's Not OK has released a review of the campaign for 2014. Year in Review 2014...
Shakti Youth launches campaign on migrant and refugee children witnessing violence at home - 26 May, 2015
Shakti Youth has launched a campaign highlighting the experiences of migrant...
Social change toolkit support for community projects and ideas - 26 May, 2015
A new social change toolkit for community projects is available online. The...
Clearinghouse publishes new Issues Paper on community mobilisation - 22 May, 2015
The Clearinghouse has published Issues Paper 8, Creating Change: Mobilising New...
New resource and new project for sexuality and gender diverse communities - 21 May, 2015
The It's Not OK campaign and RainbowYOUTH, along with community partner...
Judges receive professional development on family violence - 21 May, 2015
Over 150 District Court Judges have received professional development on family...
Changes signalled to funding of community organisations; Relationships Aotearoa may close - 20 May, 2015
Radio New Zealand has obtained a Cabinet paper by Social Development Minister...
ACE Study connects adverse childhood experiences with health and social problems - 19 May, 2015
A large United States study is studying the links between adverse childhood...
Police release evaluation of Police Safety Orders - 18 May, 2015
New Zealand Police have released an evaluation of the effectiveness of Police...
Counterintuitive evidence considered "substantially helpful" in child sexual abuse cases - 12 May, 2015
The use of "counterintuitive evidence" in child sexual abuse cases has been...
#thisdoesn'tmeanyes campaign tackles rape myths - 6 May, 2015
A London campaign to create awareness of rape culture has garnered support and...
Productivity Commission's draft report proposes social service funding changes - 4 May, 2015
The Productivity Commission has released its draft report on improving how...

April 2015

Government opens consultation on draft Victims Code - 29 Apr, 2015
The Government is consulting on a draft Victims Code. The Victims Right Act...
Materials from Gendered Violence and Violations conference now available online - 28 Apr, 2015
The Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) hosted the Inaugural Asia-Pacific...
Ngāti Hine signs E Tu Whānau Charter of Commitment - 23 Apr, 2015
Ngāti Hine have taken a stand against violence by signing the E Tu Whānau...
Govt seeks public consultation on Women, Peace and Security National Action Plan - 22 Apr, 2015
The government has opened public consultation on New Zealand's draft National...
Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill passes unanimously - 20 Apr, 2015
A Bill aiming to protect children from sexual exploitation passed through...

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