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.

May 2018

MSD announces work to strengthen funding and delivery of family violence services - 6 May, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) email update on "sexual harm"...
Family and Sexual Violence Work Programme update, April 2018 - 6 May, 2018
The latest update from the Government’s cross-agency family violence and sexual...
Backbone Collective releases new report on Lawyer for Child - 3 May, 2018
The Backbone Collective has released a fifth report on the Family Court,...
New reports and OIA responses on children from Oranga Tamariki and more - 1 May, 2018
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children and other agencies have produced...

April 2018

Spotlight remains on legal profession's responses to harassment, abuse and assault - 26 Apr, 2018
The spotlight on the legal profession's responses to domestic violence, sexual...
Hui, fono and public meetings starting for Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction - 24 Apr, 2018
As part of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction the Government is...
'Safe to Talk' sexual harm and violence helpline launched nationwide - 19 Apr, 2018
A new helpline has been launched to support people affected by 'sexual harm'...
Gender Equal NZ publishes results from first gender attitudes survey - 19 Apr, 2018
Results have been published from the first survey of gender attitudes in...
UN Committee reports on economic, social and cultural rights in New Zealand - 12 Apr, 2018
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published their...
Government appoints panel to review Whānau Ora - 12 Apr, 2018
The Minister for Whānau Ora, Peeni Henare, has announced an independent panel...
Law Commission consulting on abortion law reform - 11 Apr, 2018
The Law Commission is asking for views on Aotearoa New Zealand's abortion laws...
Law Commission seeking submissions on Evidence Act - 10 Apr, 2018
The Law Commission has started its five yearly review of the Evidence Act 2006...
Feedback invited on Crown/Māori Relations Portfolio - 5 Apr, 2018
The Government is holding hui across the country for the public to give...
Public feedback invited on Terms of Reference for Royal Commission of Inquiry into abuse - 5 Apr, 2018
Submissions are invited on the draft Terms of Reference for the Royal...

March 2018

MSD "sexual harm" update: service evaluation, reporting guide and more - 29 Mar, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on "sexual harm"...
Ministry of Justice launches new annual crime survey - 15 Mar, 2018
The Ministry of Justice has launched a new crime survey. The survey will be run...
Australian inquiry finds family law can fail to support and protect people experiencing violence - 15 Mar, 2018
The final report has been published from an inquiry into Australian family law...
Victoria launches family violence Industry Plan and workforce capability frameworks - 13 Mar, 2018
The Government in Victoria, Australia has launched a 10-year industry plan and...
New guide on measuring primary prevention of violence at the population level - 10 Mar, 2018
Our Watch, a violence prevention organisation in Australia, has published a...
New resource on intersectionality, violence prevention and refugee and migrant communities - 9 Mar, 2018
The Multicultural Centre for Women's Health, based in Australia, has developed...
Sexual harassment and assault highlighted on International Women's Day - 8 Mar, 2018
Growing numbers of people are speaking publicly about sexual harassment and...
Submissions open on bill to disestablish Families Commission - Superu - 5 Mar, 2018
The Families Commission Act Repeal Bill has been referred to the Social...
Submissions invited on Child Poverty Reduction Bill - 4 Mar, 2018
The Child Poverty Reduction Bill has been referred to the Social Services and...
Submissions invited on employment relations bill; pay equity updates - 3 Mar, 2018
The Employment Relations Amendment Bill has been referred to the Education and...
MSD "sexual harm" update: ACC tender, feedback on guidelines, helpline and more - 1 Mar, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on "sexual harm"...

February 2018

New foundation awards grants for legal research, further grants available - 22 Feb, 2018
A new foundation has been established focused on funding legal research,...
Family and sexual violence work programme update - 18 Feb, 2018
The latest update from the Government’s cross-agency family violence and sexual...
Royal Commission into Abuse in State Care launched and draft terms of reference released - 15 Feb, 2018
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Internal Affairs Tracey Martin...
Updates from Government on pay equity, mental health, Oranga Tamariki and more - 12 Feb, 2018
As the new Government reached the end of their 100-day plan, a number of...
New special collection on serving trans and non-binary survivors - 5 Feb, 2018
The US-based National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet...
MSD "sexual harm" update: helpline, service evaluation and more - 1 Feb, 2018
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on "sexual harm"...

January 2018

Proposed framework, survivor survey and symposium on inquiry into abuse in state care - 31 Jan, 2018
At the opening of Parliament in November 2017, the new Labour-led Government...
Recommendations from Australian Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse - 30 Jan, 2018
The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual...
Tenders open for Corrections and Justice non-violence and safety programmes - 25 Jan, 2018
Department of Corrections and Ministry of Justice tender processes for non-...
Pacific nation ministers endorse platform of action on gender equality and women's rights - 16 Jan, 2018
The 13th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and the 6th Meeting of Ministers...
New Evidence Based Policing Centre opens - 16 Jan, 2018
The Government has announced the launch of a new Evidence Based Policing Centre...
UN Committee publishes list of issues to prepare for examination of NZ’s eighth CEDAW report - 11 Jan, 2018
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women...

December 2017

NZFVC wishes you a safe and happy break, reopening 8 January 2018 - 21 Dec, 2017
The Clearinghouse will be closed for the holiday break from Thursday 21...
Submissions open on Military Legislation bill including victims' rights, victims speak out - 21 Dec, 2017
Submissions are being accepted on a bill that is intended to align the military...
Coroner's report on death of Moko Rangitoheriri identifies missed opportunities to intervene - 21 Dec, 2017
Coroner Wallace Bain has released a report summarising the findings of the...

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