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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.

August 2017

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...
Suicide mortality review committee gains ongoing funding - 7 Aug, 2017
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Minister Peter Dunne have...
Updates, events and resources on "social investment" approach - 2 Aug, 2017
Work on the government's "social investment" approach has continued. A range of...
Tū Pono: Te Mana Kaha o te Whānau launched to address family violence - 2 Aug, 2017
Tū Pono: Te Mana Kaha o te Whānau is focused on enabling a stronger Māori...
Ministry and iwi work on initiatives for children, young people and whānau - 2 Aug, 2017
Minister for Children Anne Tolley has announced the Ministry for Vulnerable...
Regulatory impact statement and Cabinet papers on mandatory social worker registration - 2 Aug, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has released a Regulatory Impact...

July 2017

Child protection reform bill passes into law - 31 Jul, 2017
Additional legislation from the child protection reforms has passed into law....
Tenders open and updates on sexual violence service development - 27 Jul, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development has opened two new tenders for sexual...
Court of Appeal rules Family Court decision on protection order was 'wrong' - 25 Jul, 2017
The Court of Appeal has granted a victim of intimate partner violence a...
Online resource on links between housing and domestic and sexual violence - 25 Jul, 2017
The US-based Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium has...
FairWay dispute resolution provider becomes employee owned - 17 Jul, 2017
Finance Minister Steven Joyce and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse announced that...
Member's bill drawn from ballot proposes to amend Sentencing Act - 17 Jul, 2017
Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta's member's bill, Sentencing (Domestic Violence)...
Child protection reform bill has second reading, Select Committee reports - 5 Jul, 2017
The Social Services Select Committee has reported back on the second piece of...
New handbook on primary prevention from Australia - 5 Jul, 2017
Our Watch, a violence prevention organisation in Australia, has published a...
Sexual violence service development update: "sexual violence" to "sexual harm" - 5 Jul, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on sexual violence...
New elder abuse services and helpline launched - 5 Jul, 2017
The Minister for Seniors, Maggie Barry, has announced a new Elder Abuse...
Appointment extended for Kim McGregor as Chief Victims Advisor - 5 Jul, 2017
Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced that Dr Kim McGregor's appointment as...
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women discusses States' obligations - 3 Jul, 2017
UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Dubravka Šimonović, has...

June 2017

NZFVC Data Summaries 2017: Family violence reports reach record high - 26 Jun, 2017
Police family violence investigations reached a record high in 2016, statistics...
Whānau Ora symposiums - 26 Jun, 2017
Whānau Ora commissioning agencies are hosting events to bring together service...
Research on family violence services underway: Family and sexual violence work update - 26 Jun, 2017
The latest update from the Government's Family and Sexual Violence Work...
Winning songs from 2017 E Tū Whānau Competition - 21 Jun, 2017
The winning songs from the E Tū Whānau Song Competition 2017 have been...
Police trial video recording victim statements - 20 Jun, 2017
Police will trial using their phones to record statements from victims of...
New data report released on family violence deaths - 19 Jun, 2017
The Family Violence Death Review Committee has released a new report analysing...
MSD Sexual Violence Service update - upcoming service tenders - 15 Jun, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has released their monthly update on...
Submissions open on bill to prevent forced marriage - 15 Jun, 2017
The Marriage (Court Consent to Marriage of Minors) Amendment Bill has passed...
Elder Abuse Awareness Week 15-22 June 2017 - Focus on violence by family members - 13 Jun, 2017
Elder Abuse Awareness Week runs from the 15-22 June 2017, starting with World...
Family violence frameworks and mandatory social worker registration launched at summit - 8 Jun, 2017
At the Family Violence Summit held on 7 June 2017 in Wellington, Ministers...
Backbone Collective: "overwhelmingly negative feedback" on the Family Court - 7 Jun, 2017
The Backbone Collective have released their second report on the Family Court....
Whānau Ora funding extended for three more years - 7 Jun, 2017
Funding will be extended for three more years for the Whānau Ora Commissioning...
Resources for addressing police perpetrated domestic violence - 6 Jun, 2017
NZFVC has compiled some resources on addressing police perpetrated intimate...

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