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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.

October 2017

Professor Tracey McIntosh awarded Te Rangi Hīroa Medal - 19 Oct, 2017
Professor Tracey McIntosh (Ngāi Tūhoe) has been awarded the Te Rangi Hīroa...
NZ On Air funds sexuality education web series by Lizzie Marvelly - 17 Oct, 2017
Lizzie Marvelly and Jo Raj have received funding to produce a web series on...
Westpac first employer to receive Shine's DVFREE Tick - 17 Oct, 2017
A DVFREE Tick programme has been developed by Shine to support and recognise...
Coroner finds exposure to domestic violence major stressor in teen's suicide - 17 Oct, 2017
The Coroner's report from an inquiry into the suicide of a 15 year old girl in...
New online guide on developing impactful social media campaigns - 9 Oct, 2017
The US National Resource Center on Domestic Violence has published new online...
Samoa's national inquiry into family violence holds public hearings - 9 Oct, 2017
Samoa's Ombudsman launched an inquiry into family violence at the beginning of...
Research explores sexual violence and tertiary education settings - 9 Oct, 2017
A survey carried out by Thursdays in Black Aotearoa New Zealand has explored...
Additional resources and reports on partner and sexual violence in Rainbow communities - 9 Oct, 2017
Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence has published additional fact sheets...
Consultation on form for applying for family and civil legal aid - 3 Oct, 2017
The Legal Services Commissioner is seeking feedback about a new form for...
Sexual harm service update - progress on helpline, new services, evaluation - 3 Oct, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on "sexual harm"...
Netsafe resource for schools on responding to online incidents - 2 Oct, 2017
Netsafe has published a guide to help schools respond to online digital...

September 2017

New global health study scores New Zealand in lowest percentile for child sexual abuse - 21 Sep, 2017
A study comparing global progress on achieving the United Nations' health-...
Election 2017 - political parties' policies and family and whānau violence - 21 Sep, 2017
A range of organisations and networks have compared political parties' policies...
Free online course on violence against women - 21 Sep, 2017
International online learning provider FutureLearn is offering a free online...
EU and Pacific Islands Forum to address gender inequality and violence against women - 20 Sep, 2017
The European Union (EU) and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat have...
NZ Rugby report from Respect and Responsibility Review - 19 Sep, 2017
NZ Rugby has published findings from its Respect and Responsibility Review. The...
Grandparents find challenges working with child protection and Work and Income - 18 Sep, 2017
Research about grandparents' experiences of raising grandchildren in Aotearoa...
Le Va launches suicide prevention programme, LifeKeepers - 18 Sep, 2017
Le Va has launched a new suicide prevention training programme, LifeKeepers....
Backbone releases report on Family Court appeals and complaints - 14 Sep, 2017
The Backbone Collective have released a third report on the Family Court. The...
New movement Gender Equal NZ launched to address sexism and stereotypes - 14 Sep, 2017
Gender Equal NZ is a movement focused on addressing gender stereotypes and...
Online trauma awareness training package being developed - 11 Sep, 2017
The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki has partnered with Werry...
Ministry of Justice publishes updated restorative justice framework - 11 Sep, 2017
The Ministry of Justice has published an updated practice framework for...
New E Tū Whānau resources - 'Our ancestors' - 6 Sep, 2017
E Tū Whānau have published a 'Our Ancestors', a series of five resources...
8 Weeks of Humanity campaign starts September 2017 - 5 Sep, 2017
Over the last six months, the Auckland Humanity Project has been collecting and...
Funding for sexual violence training for judges and legal professionals - 4 Sep, 2017
Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has announced $1.24 million for new...
UN Racial Discrimination Committee recommends inquiry into abuse in state care - 1 Sep, 2017
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has...
Cabinet paper and updates on development of MVCOT - 1 Sep, 2017
Minister for Children Anne Tolley has provided updates on the development and...

August 2017

Corrections launches new strategy for women offenders - 29 Aug, 2017
Corrections Minister Louise Upston has launched a new approach to managing...
Report on Family Violence Summit and Cabinet paper (April 2017) published - 29 Aug, 2017
The Multi Agency Team of the Government's Family and Sexual Violence Work...
Submissions open on Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill - 28 Aug, 2017
Submissions are open on the Government's bill to provide a process for future...
UN Working Group on discrimination against women visits Samoa - 21 Aug, 2017
The United Nations 'Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women...
MSD releases documents related to requiring individual client level data - 21 Aug, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development has released more documents relating to the...
Select Committee reports on Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill - 21 Aug, 2017
The Justice and Electoral Committee has released its report on the Family and...
Role of specialist organisations in ending violence against women - 16 Aug, 2017
The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) has produced a short...
Government announces details of mental health "social investment" package - 14 Aug, 2017
Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman have...
ACC partners with NZUSA on sexual violence prevention in tertiary education - 14 Aug, 2017
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) has provided $1.4 million for a...
Contract for national sexual violence helpline awarded to Homecare Medical - 14 Aug, 2017
The contract to develop and operate a 24/7 national helpline for people...
New website provides information on sexual assault medical services - 14 Aug, 2017
A new Sexual Assault Assessment and Treatment Service (SAATS) online network...
Evaluation of Integrated Safety Response pilot published - 10 Aug, 2017
The Government has published an evaluation of the Integrated Safety Response (...
Media investigates Family Court orders and "disturbing" footage of uplifting children - 8 Aug, 2017
Media outlet Newsroom has investigated children being uplifted by Police to...

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