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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.

March 2018

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...
Ben McLean sentenced for murder of wife, Verity McLean - 20 Dec, 2017
Benjamin Peter McLean has been sentenced for the murder of his estranged wife...
Judge's comments and discharge without conviction draw criticism - 20 Dec, 2017
A judge has attracted criticism for comments and decision to discharge a man...
Iwi launch or involved in initiatives to address family and whānau violence - 18 Dec, 2017
Iwi are developing or involved in new programmes to address family violence and...
Backbone Collective releases report on children's experiences of the Family Court - 14 Dec, 2017
The Backbone Collective has released another report on the Family Court, this...
New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse: Overview and Highlights - 13 Dec, 2017
The Clearinghouse has published a report on our activities in 2016-17. New...
New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse support moves to the Ministry of Justice - 13 Dec, 2017
The service provided by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse to policy...
MSD sexual harm update - crisis support contracts and new tender - 12 Dec, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on "sexual harm" has...
Government to remove "vulnerable" from Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki - 12 Dec, 2017
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced at a press conference that...
Children's Commissioner report calls for improvements in Family Group Conferences - 11 Dec, 2017
The Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC) has released a new report about...
New White Ribbon film 'Raise our men' now available online - 7 Dec, 2017
A new film by the White Ribbon Campaign is now available online. The 35-minute...
Waitematā report recommends support for primary prevention of family and sexual violence - 6 Dec, 2017
A progress report from the Working together to achieve whānau wellbeing in...
CDC launches online training on links between different forms of violence - 6 Dec, 2017
The US-based Veto Violence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
16 days of activism against GBV: UN call to action and new WHO resources - 6 Dec, 2017
The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV) 2017 is underway....
Samoa develops family violence prevention campaign; Tonga trials helpline - 5 Dec, 2017
The Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development in Samoa is launching a...
MSD sexual harm update - helpline, tenders and evaluation progress - 5 Dec, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on "sexual harm"...
Updated legal aid application form published - 5 Dec, 2017
The Ministry of Justice has published a revised application form for family and...
Submissions open on mandatory registration of social workers - 4 Dec, 2017
Submissions are open on a bill to introduce mandatory registration of social...
MVCOT report finds higher rates of harm among children in care - 4 Dec, 2017
The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT) has published a...
Predictive risk modelling trialled for child protection intake decision-making - 4 Dec, 2017
In October, The Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki (MVCOT)...
NZ monitoring group publishes report on international rights of children - 1 Dec, 2017
In November, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Monitoring Group...

November 2017

Ministry of Justice and Corrections roadshows for 2018 programme tenders - 29 Nov, 2017
The Ministry of Justice and Department of Corrections are currently running...
Researchers recommend principles for governance of indigenous health data - 20 Nov, 2017
A team of researchers from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and Canada have...

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