News

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.

December 2016

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Disability Strategy launched, new resources - 1 Dec, 2016
December 3 marks the United Nations International Day of Persons with...

November 2016

Issues Paper calls for improved response to perpetrators of family violence - 24 Nov, 2016
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has today published Issues Paper...
ComVoices paper highlights issues with govt requiring individual client level data - 24 Nov, 2016
ComVoices has published an issues paper on the Ministry for Social Development...
New resources to support dads talking about respectful relationships with their sons - 24 Nov, 2016
White Ribbon has created a toolbox for dads and short videos that focus on the...
White Ribbon NZ campaigns on respectful relationships in 2016 - 23 Nov, 2016
White Ribbon Day, 25 November, will be marked in New Zealand in 2016 with a...
Consultations on more proposed government agency information sharing - 21 Nov, 2016
The Government has announced two consultations related to information sharing...
Māori intergenerational trauma and healing research presentations now online - 17 Nov, 2016
Video recordings and Powerpoint presentations from recent seminars on the...
More Pasefika Proud Fono held: "Our Families, Our People, Our Responsibility" - 10 Nov, 2016
Pasefika Proud has published a report of a two-day Fono held in Wellington in...
NZ Rugby announces review of "respect and responsibility" - 10 Nov, 2016
NZ Rugby has announced a respect and responsibility programme. The programme...
ComVoices 2016 State of the Sector Survey finds community organisations struggling - 9 Nov, 2016
ComVoices have released results from their second survey of community...
Government announces information sharing framework - 9 Nov, 2016
As part of the ongoing reforms to child protection, Justice Minister Amy Adams...
New sexual violence court process to be piloted in Whangarei and Auckland - 9 Nov, 2016
The District Court has announced that a new process for sexual violence cases...
Postgraduate qualifications in violence studies offered again in 2017 - 9 Nov, 2016
The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) will...
Updated and expanded guidelines for sexual violence crisis support services - 2 Nov, 2016
Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-...
MSD update on the development of sexual violence services - 2 Nov, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has published its third update on the...
Second Integrated Safety Response pilot opens in Waikato - 2 Nov, 2016
The Government announced the launch of the second pilot site of the Integrated...

October 2016

Pacific peoples and family violence: new resources and international meetings - 27 Oct, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development's Pasefika Proud has published a number of...
NZ accedes to Optional Protocol on Rights of People with Disabilities - 26 Oct, 2016
The New Zealand Government has acceded to the Optional Protocol to the United...
Government to raise age of care and protection to 21 - 20 Oct, 2016
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced plans to raise the age of...
New project 'Tū Mai Awa' launched, upcoming wānanga - 17 Oct, 2016
A new community-based social change project, Tū Mai Awa, has been launched. Tū...
ACC sessions, survey and sector update on sexual violence prevention - 16 Oct, 2016
ACC will be hosting a series of sexual violence prevention information sharing...
UNCROC publishes concluding observations on the rights of the child - 13 Oct, 2016
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) has...
Research shows benefits of defunded NGO Study Award Scheme - 13 Oct, 2016
Massey University researchers have published a report about the benefits of the...
MSD to require individual client level data from community agencies - 10 Oct, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has stated that future contracts will...
ACC launches web-based toolkit on primary prevention of sexual violence - 3 Oct, 2016
ACC has developed an online toolkit on sexual violence primary prevention...
Progress update on MSD sexual violence service development - 3 Oct, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has provided an update on developing...

September 2016

Proposal to deprioritise placing Māori children in care with whānau, hapū, iwi criticised - 29 Sep, 2016
A range of Māori groups and individuals have criticised the government’s...
Information evening on postgraduate violence studies at the University of Auckland in 2017 - 28 Sep, 2016
In 2017, the University of Auckland will again offer violence studies courses...
Government announces more reforms to child protection and care - 26 Sep, 2016
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that more reforms to the...
MSD releases Community Investment Strategy Update 2016 - 22 Sep, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has published an update on the ...
Calls for sanctions to be removed; committee report on Social Security Bill - 22 Sep, 2016
The Social Services Committee has published a report on their review of the...
Government responds to UN Committee on the rights of children - 19 Sep, 2016
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley led a delegation to meet with the UN...
Six Legal aid offices to be closed - 15 Sep, 2016
The Ministry of Justice has announced it will close 6 of the 8 legal aid...
Legislation passed to set up child sex offender register - 15 Sep, 2016
Legislation establishing a child sex offender register has passed its third and...
Govt announces proposed changes under legislative review - 13 Sep, 2016
The Government has announced changes coming out of its legislative review of...
New resource for community organisations on engaging with the Treaty - 12 Sep, 2016
The Treaty Resource Centre has published a new resource to support community...
Songs addressing family violence - 8 Sep, 2016
Youth band Manawatūkaha has won 2016's "Yeah, Nah it's not OK" song competition...
Training for Asia-Pacific countries to measure violence against women - 5 Sep, 2016
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia-Pacific Regional Office and the...
Debate on changes to improve court processes for victims of sexual assault - 5 Sep, 2016
Parliament recently debated the Evidence Amendment Bill 2015, which proposes...
Consultation on Health of Older People Strategy; new WHO resource on elder abuse - 1 Sep, 2016
The Ministry of Health is currently seeking feedback on the draft strategy for...

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