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.

February 2016

Community leadership scholarships available for 2016 - 3 Feb, 2016
Four scholarships are available for non-profit leaders to attend a leadership...

January 2016

New tool on serving survivors with disabilities; NZ Disability Action Plan and Strategy updates - 28 Jan, 2016
The Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety (USA) has...
University of Auckland introduces family violence policy - 27 Jan, 2016
In November 2015, the University of Auckland joined the growing list of New...
Self assessment tool encourages organisations to improve practice - 21 Jan, 2016
The International Center for Research on Women has published a tool which aims...
AUT offers postgraduate Violence and Trauma Studies - 21 Jan, 2016
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is offering a postgraduate programme in...
Government expands use of integrated data, analyses risk for children and youth - 21 Jan, 2016
New analysis of government data, using the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI...
New report on Samoan understandings of primary prevention of violence against women - 20 Jan, 2016
The Ministry for Women has published a report on some New Zealand-based Samoan...
Submissions on Bill to prevent child sex offender name changes open - 18 Jan, 2016
The Government is inviting public submissions on a Bill which seeks to prevent...

December 2015

NZFVC closed for holiday break, reopening 11 January 2016 - 23 Dec, 2015
The Clearinghouse is closed for the holiday break from Thursday 24 December...
Police introduce family violence disclosure scheme - 15 Dec, 2015
New Zealand Police have introduced a Family Violence Information Disclosure...
Law Commission publishes report on justice response to victims of sexual violence - 15 Dec, 2015
The Law Commission has published its work on improving the justice response for...
Social Services Committee releases report into sexual violence service funding - 15 Dec, 2015
The Social Services Select Committee has released its report into the funding...
NZFVC advertising for part-time Information Assistant - 14 Dec, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC) is looking to employ a...
Report on CYF involvement in "Roast Busters" cases released - 10 Dec, 2015
The Chief Social Worker's review of Child, Youth and Family's involvement with...
New Zealand's Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security - 10 Dec, 2015
The New Zealand Government has published a National Action Plan on Women, Peace...
Two PhD scholarships available in family and whānau violence - 8 Dec, 2015
A University of Auckland team has been successful in attracting Ministry of...
Enrolments open for postgraduate study with violence pathway - 8 Dec, 2015
Enrolments are now open for postgraduate study at the University of Auckland ...
Publications explore public perceptions of child maltreatment - 3 Dec, 2015
Two recent international publications have explored the public's perception of...
Consultation open on the Education Act - 3 Dec, 2015
The Government is carrying out consultation on how to improve the Education Act...
Review finds media frequently distort violence against women - 2 Dec, 2015
Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) has...
Police video victim statements under new pilot - 2 Dec, 2015
New Zealand Police in Palmerston North will record family violence victims'...

November 2015

Govt seeks feedback on NZ's eighth CEDAW report - 25 Nov, 2015
The draft of New Zealand's eighth periodic report on the United Nations...
Inaugural Chief Victims Advisor appointed - 19 Nov, 2015
Dr Kim McGregor, QSO, has been appointed in the role of Chief Victims Advisor...
White Ribbon promotes 'respectful relationships' in November 2015 - 18 Nov, 2015
White Ribbon Day, 25 November, is the internationally recognised day when men...
NZFVC advertising for Research Fellow - 16 Nov, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is advertising for a Research...
Law Commission seeks submissions on improving law for victims who commit homicide - 15 Nov, 2015
The New Zealand Law Commission is calling for submissions on improving the law...
Consultation open on the draft NZ Health Strategy - 12 Nov, 2015
The Ministry of Health is consulting on the draft update of the New Zealand...
NZFVC celebrates 10 years: 2005-2015 - 5 Nov, 2015
In 2015, the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse celebrates 10 years as...
App Safety Centre provides information for survivors and advocates - 4 Nov, 2015
The United States National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) has...
Consultation open on Official Information Act - Ombudsman - 3 Nov, 2015
Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem is seeking public feedback on the use of...

October 2015

Further consultation open on Disability Action Plan - 28 Oct, 2015
The Government is seeking further feedback on the Disability Action Plan 2014-...
Kiribati launches eighth Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu framework - 21 Oct, 2015
The Kiribati Family Violence Conceptual Framework was launched by New Zealand...
Sixth Children's Team launched in Tairāwhiti - 15 Oct, 2015
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley launched the Tairāwhiti Children's Team...
Pacific Island Safety and Prevention Project closed - 13 Oct, 2015
The Pacific Island Safety and Prevention Project ("the Project") has closed....
Productivity Commission releases final report on social services - 13 Oct, 2015
The Productivity Commission released its final report on improving how...
Victims Code launched - 13 Oct, 2015
Justice Minister Amy Adams launched a new Victims Code at the Red Raincoat...
Report on the first phase of Whānau Ora released - 13 Oct, 2015
Te Puni Kōkiri has released a report on the first phase of Whānau Ora (2010-...
Panel releases interim report on Child, Youth and Family - 11 Oct, 2015
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley released an interim report of the panel...
Postgraduate biostatistics scholarship offered by i-safe project - 8 Oct, 2015
A Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Postgraduate Research Scholarship in...
Sustainable Development Goals seek to strengthen interpersonal violence prevention - 7 Oct, 2015
Governments around the world formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

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