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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 2016

"Ministry for Vulnerable Children" name criticised as replacement for Child, Youth and Family - 2 Aug, 2016
The Government has confirmed that Child, Youth and Family (CYF) will be...
Update on Ministerial Group on Family and Sexual Violence work programme - 1 Aug, 2016
Updated information on the Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual...

July 2016

NGO Social Work Study Award scheme defunded - 28 Jul, 2016
The Ministry of Social Development will no longer fund the Social Work Study...
Submissions being accepted on inquiry into homelessness - 28 Jul, 2016
The Labour, Green and Māori Parties have launched an inquiry into homelessness...
Survey finds significant number of NZ women experience online harassment - 27 Jul, 2016
Cyber security software company Norton by Symantec has published a report about...
New international resources: ending violence against children and enhancing resilience - 25 Jul, 2016
The World Health Organization, as part of the Global Partnership to End...
CDC launches interactive online resource to educate about violence prevention - 21 Jul, 2016
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a new...
Classification Office consulting on sexual violence in entertainment media - 21 Jul, 2016
The Office of Film and Literature Classification is consulting on sexual...
New website 'Em' provides information and resources for young women around sexual harm - 21 Jul, 2016
Em is designed to embrace, empower and provide empathy for young women in...
New data summaries published: 110,114 Police family violence investigations in 2015 - 12 Jul, 2016
Family violence data summaries 2016 have been published by the New Zealand...
Responsibilities under Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 in relation to family violence - 12 Jul, 2016
WorkSafe NZ has provided the following advice on managing risk under the the...
Report highlights issues with media reporting of violence against women - 12 Jul, 2016
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) and Our...
First social bond not progressing; funding cuts to Lifeline and Strengthening Families - 11 Jul, 2016
Media has reported that the first social bond will not progress and the...
Consultation open on bill amending child protection and care services - 11 Jul, 2016
Submissions are now being invited on the Children, Young Persons, and Their...
VAWnet resources: economic abuse; forced marriage; adults exposed to childhood violence - 7 Jul, 2016
In 2016, the US National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (...
World Health Assembly endorses global plan of action on violence against women and children - 7 Jul, 2016
At the World Health Assembly in May 2016, a global plan of action to address...
New cyber-law research centre to study Harmful Digital Communications Act - 7 Jul, 2016
The New Zealand Centre for ICT Law is scheduled to open at the University of...
Government submits latest CEDAW report - 7 Jul, 2016
Minister for Women Louise Upston has submitted the Government’s latest report...
New Ethnic Communities Development Fund announced - 7 Jul, 2016
Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga announced the new Ethnic...
E Tu Whānau songs available online - 5 Jul, 2016
The 62 songs entered in the recent, first-ever E Tu Whānau Song Competition are...
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori: Te reo Māori in the NZFVC library - 4 Jul, 2016
Did you know that Māori search terms can now be used to search for research and...

June 2016

New Privacy Commissioner guidance on information sharing - 30 Jun, 2016
The Privacy Commissioner has published a guide for multi-agency teams on...
New Community-Led Development Programme announced - 30 Jun, 2016
Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has announced a new...
Submissions on Social Workers Registration Act 2003 due by 13 July - 23 Jun, 2016
The Parliamentary Social Services Select Committee is conducting an inquiry...
Tertiary qualifications in violence - enrolments open, semester 2 - 22 Jun, 2016
The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology are both...
Ministry of Health updates guidelines on violence for health workers - 21 Jun, 2016
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced updated guidelines for health...
Children's Commissioner monitoring report calls for CYF to become more child-centred now - 20 Jun, 2016
The Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC) has published its annual State...
UN Women accepting submissions to Commission on the Status of Women - 13 Jun, 2016
UN Women is accepting complaints, appeals or petitions related to violations of...
Elder Abuse Week 15-22 June 2016; research and resources on elder abuse - 7 Jun, 2016
World Elder Abuse Day will be marked on 15 June and Elder Abuse Week from 15-22...
New NZFVC Issues Paper: Research on risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence - 7 Jun, 2016
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has published Issues Paper 10, on...
New bill introduces some reforms to Child, Youth and Family - 3 Jun, 2016
The Children, Young Persons and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age...
NZ Defence Force progresses Action Plan to address harmful sexual behaviour - 2 Jun, 2016
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has established an expert panel to address...
New grants to support community sector leadership and social enterprise - 2 Jun, 2016
Social enterprise and community sector leadership organisations can now apply...
NetSafe appointed as key agency for online harassment; information and support for victims - 2 Jun, 2016
NetSafe has been appointed as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital...
Te Puāwaitanga o te Kākano research: Māori views and understandings of sexual violence - 1 Jun, 2016
In 2009, Te Puni Kōkiri commissioned work to explore Māori views and...

May 2016

2016 Budget: No new family violence money, Family Violence Networks refunded - 30 May, 2016
The 2016 Budget was announced on 26 May, with no new funding for family...
Australian campaign calls for family law reform to prioritise safety - 25 May, 2016
Women's Legal Services Australia is leading a campaign calling on political...
New report on partner and sexual violence in Rainbow communities - 23 May, 2016
A new report on partner and sexual violence in Rainbow communities in Aotearoa...
Lead up to Budget 2016 - Govt announces funding cuts, increases and reprioritising - 23 May, 2016
In the lead up to the 2016 Budget, the Government has announced significant...
Family violence researcher Murray Straus dies - 23 May, 2016
Professor Murray Straus, "founder of the field of family violence research"...

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