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.

October 2006

“Taking Action to Overcome Violence” – Conference will help to mark White Ribbon Day - 26 Oct, 2006
Pacific Women’s Watch (NZ) is co-ordinating a one-day conference on Saturday 25...
Save the Children Release Recommendations for Ending Violence Against Children - 25 Oct, 2006
Voices Against Violence, a publication responding to the UN Study on Violence...
NEW Family Violence Research Email List - 18 Oct, 2006
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is now hosting an email list for...
34 overseas speakers booked for International Conference on the Family Group Conference - 12 Oct, 2006
Preparations for the 2006 International Conference on the Family Group...
United Nations Declares Violence Against Women a Human Rights Violation - 12 Oct, 2006
Last week the United Nations released a report classifying violence against...

September 2006

Native North American Domestic Violence Research - 27 Sep, 2006
If you have an interest in American Indian/Alaska Native peoples, you might...

August 2006

Police Family Violence Figures Double Over the Last 10 Years - 18 Aug, 2006
An increase in domestic violence call-outs and arrests over the past decade...
NZFVC Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 3, August 2006 now available - 16 Aug, 2006
The August 2006 issue of the NZFVC Newsletter is now available. This issue's...
NGOs Cautiously Optimistic About Taskforce Report - 2 Aug, 2006
A range of community agencies have responded to the report released last week...
Results of New Research on Protection Orders - 1 Aug, 2006
New research on protection orders has found that women’s and children’s safety...

July 2006

Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families Report Released - 28 Jul, 2006
The Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families released their first...
Child Death Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies – Report Released - 28 Jul, 2006
A Child, Youth and Family report on child death from maltreatment, released...
Community Agencies Horrified by those Promoting Physical Discipline of Children - 20 Jul, 2006
This week New Zealand organisation Family Integrity promoted a booklet that...
NZFVC User Survey now complete - 18 Jul, 2006
Thank you to everybody who completed the NZFVC User Survey last month. Your...

June 2006

Launch of New Zealand 'All-Ages' Suicide Prevention Strategy - 30 Jun, 2006
The New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006-2016 was launched on 29 June...
Children’s Commissioner Looking for Action on Child Abuse - 29 Jun, 2006
Children’s Commissioner, Dr Cindy Kiro, has called for action to be taken to...
New Standard for Family Violence Screening, Risk Assessment and Safety Planning - 15 Jun, 2006
The first national family violence Standard, an outcome of Te Rito Family...
First World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - 12 Jun, 2006
June 15th is the first ever World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and in New Zealand...
NZFVC Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 2, now available - 6 Jun, 2006
The June 2006 issue of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse newsletter...

May 2006

Children’s Commissioner Calls for Repeal of Section 59 - 25 May, 2006
At her oral submission on the Bill to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act (1961...
Funding Opportunity - $20,000 CAD Postdoctoral scholarship - 23 May, 2006
CRI-VIFF is currently offering two postdoctoral scholarships to researchers...
Oral Submissions on Bill to Repeal Section 59 - 23 May, 2006
The Justice and Electoral sub-committee have begun to hear oral submissions on...
Thursdays in Black Poster Competition - 22 May, 2006
“Thursdays in Black” is a campaign run at tertiary institutions around Aotearoa...
Budget Announcement - Increased Funding for Families Afffected by Violence - 18 May, 2006
In the 2006 Budget announced today, the government committed an extra $68.8...
More Money for Family Violence Prevention Services - 12 May, 2006
In a pre-Budget announcement from Child, Youth and Family Services, Minister...

March 2006

Launch of "Children Are Unbeatable" - a new resource for parents - 30 Mar, 2006
The Children’s Commissioner and UNICEF recently launched a new booklet and CD,...
New National Network for those Working with Sexual Violence - 29 Mar, 2006
A group of agencies and people whose work or research is in the area of sexual...
Planning Now for Children’s Day 2007 - 29 Mar, 2006
Children’s Day has been celebrated in New Zealand for the last six years....
Judge Boshier speaks about the Domestic Violence Act, 10 years on. - 28 Mar, 2006
The Principal Family Court Judge, Peter Boshier, delivered a speech yesterday (...

February 2006

NZFVC Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 1 now available - 9 Feb, 2006
The February 2006 issue of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse...
Children’s Commissioner’s Report on Child Safety in Hospitals - 9 Feb, 2006
A report released by the Children’s Commissioner this week details an...

January 2006

NZFVC Fact Sheet - Overview of Family Violence - 28 Jan, 2006
The first NZFVC Fact Sheet, providing an overview of family violence, is now...
Call for Submissions on Section 59 Bill - 13 Jan, 2006
A bill to repeal section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961, entitled the Crimes (...
Retailer joins campaign to repeal ‘reasonable force’ defence - 13 Jan, 2006
The Body Shop recently launched their ‘Kids Are Unbeatable’ campaign to support...

December 2005

Age Concern New Zealand releases report on elder abuse & neglect prevention service - 14 Dec, 2005
“Older people are being abused by their sons and daughters” says Betty Jeanne...
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse - 13 Dec, 2005
An article outlining the rational of the New Zealand Family Violence...

November 2005

International Domestic Violence Study Released - 29 Nov, 2005
Partner violence is the most common form of violence in women’s lives, and...
NZFVC Newsletter - Issue 2 available - 18 Nov, 2005
The second issue of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse Newsletter is...

October 2005

HRC – 3 Job Vacancies - 29 Oct, 2005
A Health Research Council (HRC) funded research project is currently...
Electronic version of “An Agenda for Family Violence Research in New Zealand” (1998) now available - 21 Oct, 2005
An electronic version of the 1998 document “An Agenda for Family Violence...

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