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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.

December 2017

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...
Postgraduate violence prevention studies 2018 - University of Auckland and AUT - 16 Nov, 2017
The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) will...
Launch of national 'sexual harm' helpline pushed out until 2018 - 16 Nov, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has announced that the launch of the...
Individual client data, social investment, Whānau Ora & more - new government policy directions - 12 Nov, 2017
The new Government has made some announcements about policy directions related...
Prof Linda Waimarie Nikora appointed new Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga - 7 Nov, 2017
Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora has been appointed to Co-Director of Ngā Pae o...
MSD sexual harm update - Kaupapa Māori tender awarded, ongoing service development - 7 Nov, 2017
The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest update on "sexual harm"...
2017 White Ribbon Campaign launches 8 Nov with film and workshops - 2 Nov, 2017
This year the Aotearoa New Zealand White Ribbon campaign will launch on 8...
Ministry of Health Annual Report and Statement of Strategic Intentions - 2 Nov, 2017
The Ministry of Health has published both its Annual Report 2017 and Statement...
WHO releases new tools and guidelines on violence and abuse - 1 Nov, 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released two new tools addressing...

October 2017

Review and consultation on relationship property law - 31 Oct, 2017
The Law Commission is reviewing and consulting on the Property (Relationships)...
UN Rapporteur calls for global implementation plan to address violence against women - 31 Oct, 2017
A recent report from the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Violence...
New Government Ministerial positions announced - 25 Oct, 2017
Following the formation of the Labour, New Zealand First and Green Party...
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...

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