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.

September 2016

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...
Consultation on proposed questions about disability data and evidence - 1 Sep, 2016
The government is seeking feedback to help with the development of a disability...

August 2016

Online survey now open on interventions with family violence perpetrators - 31 Aug, 2016
An online survey on interventions with perpetrators of family violence is now...
Corrections to improve support for female prisoners at risk of family violence - 29 Aug, 2016
Corrections Minister Judith Collins has announced that Corrections has...
Online consultation on risk assessment framework extended to 16 September - 26 Aug, 2016
The Ministry of Justice online consultation for the draft Risk Assessment and...
New report on cybersafety for indigenous youth to prevent suicide - 25 Aug, 2016
The national Māori and Pasifika suicide prevention programme, Waka Hourua...
National study reports on students' experiences of unwanted sexual contact; related resources - 24 Aug, 2016
A new report from the Adolescent Health Research Group based on the Youth '12...
Reducing and preventing violence in taitamariki Māori intimate partner relationships - 24 Aug, 2016
Moana Eruera's PhD thesis on reducing and preventing violence in taitamariki...
Iwi leaders first sign a covenant to protect children - 23 Aug, 2016
On 5 August 2016, Iwi leaders were the first to sign a covenant promising to...
Selected District Court decisions to be published online - 23 Aug, 2016
Select judicial decisions from the District Courts are now being published on a...
Government funding for short term housing for perpetrators of family violence - 23 Aug, 2016
The Government announced it will provide $500,000 over two years for short-term...
New "Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki" to be established - 18 Aug, 2016
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has confirmed that a new Ministry for...
Meetings held to discuss violence in Pacific communities - 18 Aug, 2016
Meetings have recently been held to discuss violence against women in the...
Waikato to be second site for Integrated Safety Response pilot - 11 Aug, 2016
The Government has announced that Waikato will be the second site for the...
MSD and ACC consulting on primary prevention of family and sexual violence - 9 Aug, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and the Accident Compensation...
Social security legislation rewrite and family violence - 9 Aug, 2016
Social security issues have been highlighted as the Government revises social...
Kathryn's Story: Report highlights violence, relationship status and benefit fraud - 8 Aug, 2016
A recent report has highlighted issues around violence, relationship status and...
Consultation open on Family Violence Risk Assessment and Management Framework - 4 Aug, 2016
The Ministry of Justice is seeking feedback on a draft framework which provides...
"Ministry for Vulnerable Children" name criticised as replacement for Child, Youth and Family - 2 Aug, 2016
The Government has confirmed that Child, Youth and Family (CYF) will be...
Update on Ministerial Group on Family and Sexual Violence work programme - 1 Aug, 2016
Updated information on the Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual...

July 2016

NGO Social Work Study Award scheme defunded - 28 Jul, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development will no longer fund the Social Work Study...
Submissions being accepted on inquiry into homelessness - 28 Jul, 2016
The Labour, Green and Māori Parties have launched an inquiry into homelessness...
Survey finds significant number of NZ women experience online harassment - 27 Jul, 2016
Cyber security software company Norton by Symantec has published a report about...
New international resources: ending violence against children and enhancing resilience - 25 Jul, 2016
The World Health Organization, as part of the Global Partnership to End...
CDC launches interactive online resource to educate about violence prevention - 21 Jul, 2016
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a new...
Classification Office consulting on sexual violence in entertainment media - 21 Jul, 2016
The Office of Film and Literature Classification is consulting on sexual...
New website 'Em' provides information and resources for young women around sexual harm - 21 Jul, 2016
Em is designed to embrace, empower and provide empathy for young women in...
New data summaries published: 110,114 Police family violence investigations in 2015 - 12 Jul, 2016
Family violence data summaries 2016 have been published by the New Zealand...

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