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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.

February 2015

Treasuring our Tamariki: Children's Day 2015 - 26 Feb, 2015
The annual national Children's Day, Te Rā O Te Tamariki, will take place on...
New training resource on barriers and enablers to leaving a violent relationship - 12 Feb, 2015
Homeworks Trust has produced a board game for use in training on the barriers...
Are falling crime rates real? Salvation Army looks at data - 12 Feb, 2015
The Salvation Army's 2015 State of the Nation report raises questions about...
Resources on external and self-evaluation - 12 Feb, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has collated some resources on...
Superu hosts family violence Knowledge Exchange Forum - 3 Feb, 2015
Superu (the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, formerly the Families...
Mangere College says It's Not OK; resources for working with schools - 3 Feb, 2015
South Auckland school Mangere College and the It's Not OK campaign teamed up to...

January 2015

Resources to prevent and respond to digital stalking - 28 Jan, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has collated some resources to...
Child abuse statistics and policy change - 27 Jan, 2015
The Government has released child abuse statistics for the year ending June...
Large Australian private sector employer introduces domestic violence leave - 21 Jan, 2015
Australian telecommunications company Telstra has announced a new policy which...
UK to criminalise coercive, controlling and psychological abuse - 20 Jan, 2015
The UK Home Office has announced a new domestic violence law will be introduced...
RFP to fill gaps in acute crisis sexual violence services - 20 Jan, 2015
The Government has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be put out to...
HeforShe solidarity movement for gender equality - 20 Jan, 2015
The UN Women is working to build a solidarity movement for gender equality....
New resource on engaging key sectors to prevent violence - 13 Jan, 2015
A new resource from the Prevention Institute (US) offers support for...
Victims of crime legislation comes into effect - 7 Jan, 2015
A number of amendments to existing legislation which aim to better provide for...
Govt invites public comment on draft reports to UN - 6 Jan, 2015
The Government is seeking public comment on two draft reports prepared for the...
Family Violence Death Review Committee extends call for nominations - 6 Jan, 2015
The Health Quality & Safety Commission Board has extended its call seeking...
Papers published on 'what works' to prevent violence against women and girls - 5 Jan, 2015
A series of papers summarising the evidence on 'what works' to prevent violence...

December 2014

Tairawhiti collaborates to discuss abuse of disabled people - 18 Dec, 2014
Tairawhiti has hosted a conference to discuss the recommendations of a report...
Ethical Research Involving Children (ERIC) project to support researchers - 17 Dec, 2014
An international project aiming to assist researchers in understanding,...
Police to trial submission of digital evidence in family violence cases - 16 Dec, 2014
Media has reported that New Zealand Police are planning to trial the use of...
Taskforce releases papers under Programme of Action 2012/13 and 2011/12 - 15 Dec, 2014
The Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families have released four papers...
CDC releases Essentials for Childhood Framework: Preventing child abuse and neglect - 15 Dec, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a framework...
Glenn Inquiry publishes "The People's Blueprint" - 15 Dec, 2014
The Glenn Inquiry has released its final report proposing initiatives and...
Glenn Inquiry releases report on what works in changing perpetrator behaviour - 15 Dec, 2014
The Glenn Inquiry has released a report on "what works in getting lasting...
New Police data set focuses on victims - 14 Dec, 2014
New Zealand Police have developed a new data set on crime victimisation,...
Manuals on delivering stopping violence programmes for Māori men published - 13 Dec, 2014
Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga, the National Network of Stopping Violence...
WHO publishes clinical handbook for health care providers on responding to VAW - 11 Dec, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designed a clinical handbook to help...
Parole Amendment Bill and Public Safety Bill pass into legislation - 10 Dec, 2014
The Parole (Extended Supervision Orders) Amendment Bill and the Public Safety (...
eProsafe web app facilitates DHB family violence information sharing - 8 Dec, 2014
Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) has developed a stand alone web...
Lancet publishes free series of articles on violence against women and girls - 8 Dec, 2014
The academic journal The Lancet has published a series focusing on the...
Consultation on information sharing - Children's Action Plan - 4 Dec, 2014
The Children's Action Plan is consulting on whether an Approved Information...

November 2014

Concerns raised about threats to academic freedom - 25 Nov, 2014
Academics have raised concerns about potential threats to academic freedom,...
Law Commission work on sexual violence trial process reforms to resume - 25 Nov, 2014
Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on...
New NZFVC Issues Paper: Intimate partner violence and the workplace - 25 Nov, 2014
A new Issues Paper, Intimate partner violence and the workplace, has been...
Women's use of violence against violent partners - 25 Nov, 2014
University of Auckland researchers have published new research on women's use...
Social experiment highlights low level of bystander intervention - 24 Nov, 2014
A social experiment by a Swedish group found that people generally did not...
Report identifies economic cost of family violence in New Zealand - 19 Nov, 2014
A new report commissioned by the Glenn Inquiry has estimated the economic cost...
New Zealand White Ribbon Day 2014 - 19 Nov, 2014
White Ribbon Day, 25 November, is the internationally recognised day when men...
CDC launches re-designed VetoViolence website - 17 Nov, 2014
The Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) has launched a re-designed...
Ministry of Justice focuses on family violence - 13 Nov, 2014
The Government has announced the total recorded crime and youth crime rates...

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