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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.

March 2019

Government hosts workshop on strengthening criminal justice system for victims - 18 Mar, 2019
As part of the Government's work on criminal justice reform, Chief Victims...
Royal Commission invites applications for Survivor Advisory Group; new forum launched - 13 Mar, 2019
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the...
Family and sexual violence service provider update - MSD, March 2019 - 12 Mar, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family and...

February 2019

Joint Venture update: Registration of Interest open for Whānau Resilience Services and more - 28 Feb, 2019
The February update from the government’s Joint Venture on Family Violence and...
Joint Venture seeking specialist family violence practitioners/leaders for expert design groups - 27 Feb, 2019
The Government's Joint Venture Business Unit, Family Violence and Sexual...
Government releases final report from Whānau Ora Review - 21 Feb, 2019
Whānau Ora Minister Peeni Henare has released the final report summarising...
Charities Act Review: Public meetings begin, discussion document released - 10 Feb, 2019
Government is consulting with the public on the review of the Charities Act...
New reports on image based abuse, pornography and online abuse - 8 Feb, 2019
A number of reports have been published on research into image based sexual...
United Nations review of NZ human rights makes more than 30 recommendations on violence - 7 Feb, 2019
The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council reviewed New Zealand's human...
Justice reform survey open for victims/survivors of crime - 7 Feb, 2019
A survey has been launched for victims/survivors of crime as part of the...
Consultation open on health and disability system review - 7 Feb, 2019
The Government is currently asking for feedback on the New Zealand health and...
New Year Honours List recognises service to children and justice reform - 7 Feb, 2019
On 31 December 2018, the Government announced the 2019 New Year Honours List. ...

January 2019

Second round of consultation open on family justice reforms - 30 Jan, 2019
The Independent Panel reviewing the 2014 Family Court reforms is running a...
New resource translates common family violence terms; vigil for Xi Wang - 30 Jan, 2019
The Ministry of Justice has released handouts that provide translations of...
New from NZFVC: Using systems thinking to address IPV and CAN - 30 Jan, 2019
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has today published Issues Paper...
Calls for NZ Cricket to address sexual violence concerns - 22 Jan, 2019
Calls have been made for New Zealand Cricket to address concerns about sexism...
MSD consulting on Māori strategy and action plan - 22 Jan, 2019
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is seeking feedback on a draft Māori...
Members of Te Rōpū Māori advisory group announced - 16 Jan, 2019
In December 2018, the members of the newly formed Māori advisory group Te Rōpū...
Changes proposed to Social Workers Registration Legislation bill - 10 Jan, 2019
In December 2018 Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, announced...
First results available from new annual crime survey - 10 Jan, 2019
The Ministry of Justice has published the first results from the New Zealand...

December 2018

NZFVC wishes you a safe and happy break, reopening 7 January 2019 - 19 Dec, 2018
The Clearinghouse will be closed for the holiday break from Thursday 20...
New website provides information about justice processes to sexual violence survivors - 17 Dec, 2018
A new website to provide information about justice processes to survivors of...
"Every four minutes": Chief Science Advisor publishes paper on family violence - 17 Dec, 2018
The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has delivered a report on preventing...
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children develops Māori Cultural Framework, app - 17 Dec, 2018
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children has published a Māori Cultural...
SIA work: social wellbeing, use of data, analysing the impact of social services - 17 Dec, 2018
From May to August 2018, the Social Investment Agency (SIA) ran a consultation...
Final report from Mental Health & Addiction Inquiry released - 17 Dec, 2018
The Government has released the final report from the Inquiry into Mental...
Discussion paper proposes independent backbone agency, continuous improvement - 11 Dec, 2018
The Backbone Collective has produced a discussion paper proposing that a...
Pasefika Proud ethnic specific family violence prevention training 2018-19 - 6 Dec, 2018
Pasefika Proud has confirmed dates for the next round of ethnic specific family...
International Day of Persons with Disabilities; NZ research explores abuse of disabled women - 3 Dec, 2018
December 3 marks the United Nations International Day of Persons with...
White Ribbon campaign and 16 days of activism against against gender-based violence 2018 - 3 Dec, 2018
The White Ribbon campaign this year has focused on asking men to stand up and...
Family and sexual violence cross-government work update, November 2018 - 3 Dec, 2018
The November email update from the Government’s joint venture on family...

November 2018

Law Commission proposes reforms to relationship property law, submissions still open - 26 Nov, 2018
The Law Commission has published an issues paper outlining its preferred...
Media continues to highlight workplace sexual harassment, more organisations respond - 26 Nov, 2018
Attention continues to focus on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace...
New research project to look at family and sexual violence for Māori - 26 Nov, 2018
Researchers at the University of Waikato have received $2.16 million in funding...
Ngāi Tahu signs MOU with Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children - 26 Nov, 2018
Te Rūnanga ō Ngāi Tahu and Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children have signed...
Terms of reference for inquiry into abuse in care finalised; panelists appointed - 20 Nov, 2018
The Government has released the final terms of reference for the Royal...
Sport NZ seeking feedback on sport integrity including harassment and child protection - 20 Nov, 2018
Sport NZ is inviting feedback from the public about sport integrity. The...
Cabinet papers released on new joint venture approach to addressing family and sexual violence - 20 Nov, 2018
The government has released Cabinet papers and related documentation providing...
Law Commission recommendations on abortion law reform; report explores reproduction coercion - 12 Nov, 2018
The Law Commission has submitted a briefing paper outlining recommendations on...
Government funding Whānau Resilience services - 8 Nov, 2018
The Government has announced they are investing $15.379 million from Budget...

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