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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 2016

Family violence organisations required to have Child Protection Policies - 14 Mar, 2016
The Government is requiring more organisations that work with vulnerable...
Law Commission recommends making non-fatal strangulation a specific crime - 10 Mar, 2016
The Law Commission has released its report looking at how best to respond to...
Calls to address harassment and provide campus-based violence prevention - 7 Mar, 2016
A group of Dunedin residents has asked the University of Otago to take action...
Marking International Women's Day; resources on gender and violence - 3 Mar, 2016
The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day on 8 March is 'Planet 50-50 by...
New report and government initiatives to address gangs - 3 Mar, 2016
The Government has published a new report and announced two initiatives...
Access to lawyers and family court reforms - 2 Mar, 2016
Radio New Zealand has reported that many people going through to legal...
Summary of submissions on family violence legislative review released - 2 Mar, 2016
Justice Minister Amy Adams has released a summary of the almost 500 submissions...

February 2016

Treasury releases report, infographics and online tool on youth at risk - 29 Feb, 2016
The Treasury has released a report, Characteristics of Children at Greater Risk...
Family Violence Death Review Committee report recommends changes in thinking and approach - 25 Feb, 2016
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) has released its Fifth...
Salvation Army questions reliability of government data and targets - 23 Feb, 2016
The Salvation Army released its 9th annual State of the Nation report on 17...
Community leadership scholarships available for 2016 - 3 Feb, 2016
Four scholarships are available for non-profit leaders to attend a leadership...

January 2016

New tool on serving survivors with disabilities; NZ Disability Action Plan and Strategy updates - 28 Jan, 2016
The Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Victimization and Safety (USA) has...
University of Auckland introduces family violence policy - 27 Jan, 2016
In November 2015, the University of Auckland joined the growing list of New...
Self assessment tool encourages organisations to improve practice - 21 Jan, 2016
The International Center for Research on Women has published a tool which aims...
AUT offers postgraduate Violence and Trauma Studies - 21 Jan, 2016
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is offering a postgraduate programme in...
Government expands use of integrated data, analyses risk for children and youth - 21 Jan, 2016
New analysis of government data, using the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI...
New report on Samoan understandings of primary prevention of violence against women - 20 Jan, 2016
The Ministry for Women has published a report on some New Zealand-based Samoan...
Submissions on Bill to prevent child sex offender name changes open - 18 Jan, 2016
The Government is inviting public submissions on a Bill which seeks to prevent...

December 2015

NZFVC closed for holiday break, reopening 11 January 2016 - 23 Dec, 2015
The Clearinghouse is closed for the holiday break from Thursday 24 December...
Police introduce family violence disclosure scheme - 15 Dec, 2015
New Zealand Police have introduced a Family Violence Information Disclosure...
Law Commission publishes report on justice response to victims of sexual violence - 15 Dec, 2015
The Law Commission has published its work on improving the justice response for...
Social Services Committee releases report into sexual violence service funding - 15 Dec, 2015
The Social Services Select Committee has released its report into the funding...
NZFVC advertising for part-time Information Assistant - 14 Dec, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC) is looking to employ a...
Report on CYF involvement in 'Roast Busters' cases released - 10 Dec, 2015
The Chief Social Worker's review of Child, Youth and Family's involvement with...
New Zealand's Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security - 10 Dec, 2015
The New Zealand Government has published a National Action Plan on Women, Peace...
Two PhD scholarships available in family and whānau violence - 8 Dec, 2015
A University of Auckland team has been successful in attracting Ministry of...
Enrolments open for postgraduate study with violence pathway - 8 Dec, 2015
Enrolments are now open for postgraduate study at the University of Auckland ...
Publications explore public perceptions of child maltreatment - 3 Dec, 2015
Two recent international publications have explored the public's perception of...
Consultation open on the Education Act - 3 Dec, 2015
The Government is carrying out consultation on how to improve the Education Act...
Review finds media frequently distort violence against women - 2 Dec, 2015
Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) has...
Police video victim statements under new pilot - 2 Dec, 2015
New Zealand Police in Palmerston North will record family violence victims'...

November 2015

Govt seeks feedback on NZ's eighth CEDAW report - 25 Nov, 2015
The draft of New Zealand's eighth periodic report on the United Nations...
Inaugural Chief Victims Advisor appointed - 19 Nov, 2015
Dr Kim McGregor, QSO, has been appointed in the role of Chief Victims Advisor...
White Ribbon promotes 'respectful relationships' in November 2015 - 18 Nov, 2015
White Ribbon Day, 25 November, is the internationally recognised day when men...
NZFVC advertising for Research Fellow - 16 Nov, 2015
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is advertising for a Research...
Law Commission seeks submissions on improving law for victims who commit homicide - 15 Nov, 2015
The New Zealand Law Commission is calling for submissions on improving the law...
Consultation open on the draft NZ Health Strategy - 12 Nov, 2015
The Ministry of Health is consulting on the draft update of the New Zealand...
NZFVC celebrates 10 years: 2005-2015 - 5 Nov, 2015
In 2015, the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse celebrates 10 years as...
App Safety Centre provides information for survivors and advocates - 4 Nov, 2015
The United States National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) has...
Consultation open on Official Information Act - Ombudsman - 3 Nov, 2015
Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem is seeking public feedback on the use of...

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