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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.

May 2015

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...
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...
Commission on the Status of Women declaration criticised - 16 Apr, 2015
The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) has been...
Harmful Digital Communications Bill passes second reading - 15 Apr, 2015
A Bill which aims to prevent and reduce the harm caused by cyberbullying and...
Resources for promoting healthy relationships with young people - 9 Apr, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has compiled some resources on...
Clearinghouse publishes selected bibliography on alcohol, other drugs and family violence - 9 Apr, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has compiled a list of references...
Government establishes panel to lead "major overhaul" of Child, Youth and Family - 2 Apr, 2015
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced the establishment of a...

March 2015

'Roast Busters': IPCA report criticises Police, responses to the report - 20 Mar, 2015
The Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) has released its report on...
Paper examines use of language in working with victims and perpetrators - 12 Mar, 2015
Policy Quarterly has published a paper which discusses the use of language and...
Children's Action Plan launches guidelines; trials Viki, AISA and The Hub - 11 Mar, 2015
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has launched two new guidelines for...
Women's Refuge wins contract for National Home Safety Service - 10 Mar, 2015
The Ministry of Justice has expanded the National Home Safety Service, awarding...
Redesigned ACC sensitive claims service launched; increased prevention funding - 9 Mar, 2015
ACC formally launched its new support service for sensitive claims in...
NZ Police look at response to family violence - 6 Mar, 2015
New Zealand Police are embarking on an internal change programme to improve the...
Prize offered for graduate student essay on gender-based violence in Aotearoa NZ - 5 Mar, 2015
The Women's Studies Association Aotearoa New Zealand has announced that entries...
OAG releases fourth monitoring report on Police conduct - 4 Mar, 2015
The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has released its Fourth Monitoring...
Practice Guide assists representation of battered mothers under Hague Convention - 4 Mar, 2015
The Hague Domestic Violence Project have released a Practice Guide to assist...
UK research project reports on impact of perpetrator programmes - 4 Mar, 2015
A UK project has published research findings on domestic violence perpeatrator...
UK toolkits provide guidance on investigating consent in sexual violence cases - 4 Mar, 2015
The UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have published new guidance on...
2015 marks Beijing+20 and International Women's Day - 3 Mar, 2015
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for...

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...
Resources on external and self-evaluation - 12 Feb, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has collated some resources on...
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...
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

Research and resources to prevent and respond to digital stalking - 28 Jan, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has collated some research and...
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...

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