Call for papers for Te Pūtake, national family violence conference 2024

Tue 09 Jan 2024

Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga | National Network of Family Violence Services is inviting proposals to present at a national conference. Proposals due by 2 February 2024.

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Call for papers for national family violence conference

The Aotearoa New Zealand National Family Violence Conference, Te Pūtake, is being organised by Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga | the National Network of Family Violence Services. The conference organisers are inviting proposals from individuals and organisations who want to present at the conference in 2024.

Proposals to present are due by 2 February 2024.

The conference will be held in Te Whanganui a Tara | Wellington 29-30 May 2024.

Proposals are invited on all aspects of work relating to family violence and/or sexual violence for concurrent sessions. Successful proposals will be given 20-30 minutes for their presentation.

See the call for papers for guidelines and possible topics. Proposals must be submitted using the expression of interest form.

The conference whakataukī is

Taku ahi tūtata taku mata kikoha, taku ahi tawhiti taku mata kiporo

The call for proposals explains:

"Keeping close to one's passion (fire) to become and remain skilled or adept (sharp). When a cause (fire or ahi) is close to one’s heart and interest, the commitment, passion (point or kikoha) is always greater.

The further away from the fire the more uninterested one becomes."

For questions or more information contact the conference organiser, Howard Dawson by email to

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