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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.

July 2014

Interactive, visual model on the use of violence available online - 31 Jul, 2014
An interactive model for understanding factors relevant to the perpetration of...
Figures released under Family Court reforms; election forum on Family Court to be held - 30 Jul, 2014
Justice Minister Judith Collins has released the first figures under the...
Online resource to help parents build safe, stable and nurturing relationships with children - 29 Jul, 2014
A new evidence-based, free, online resource offers tools for parents to build...
Mangere College implements It's Not OK Campaign - 28 Jul, 2014
Mangere College high school in South Auckland has become the first school in...
VAWnet updates special collections on Traumatic Brain Injury; and Disasters and Emergencies - 28 Jul, 2014
These collations of online information provide access to resources on a range...
UK Girl Summit discusses child, early and forced marriage and FGM - 23 Jul, 2014
The first Girl Summit was co-hosted by the United Kingdom and UNICEF on 22 July...
Impact Collective recommends an integrated system for IPV and CAN - 22 Jul, 2014
The Impact Collective have released a report proposing the establishment of an...
MSD reviewing helplines - 22 Jul, 2014
A coroner has recommended that the Government carry out a review of the country...
Justice meets two Better Public Services targets - 22 Jul, 2014
The Government has released July quarterly updates for its Better Public...
ACC announces schools to pilot 'Mates & Dates' - 10 Jul, 2014
ACC has announced the schools and facilitators that will pilot its new sexual...
NZFVC releases data summaries; questions raised about Police response - 8 Jul, 2014
NZFVC data summaries released today show a drop in recorded offences at family...
Community internship applications open - 8 Jul, 2014
Applications for the 2015 Community Internship Programme (CIP) are now open....
Glenn Inquiry publishes 'Stories of change' - 8 Jul, 2014
The Glenn Inquiry has published the stories of people who have changed their...
Second Family and Whānau Status Report proposes draft frameworks on wellbeing - 8 Jul, 2014
The second annual Families and Whānau Status Report by the Families Commission...
Bill to expand Extended Supervision Orders passes first reading; submissions open - 8 Jul, 2014
A Bill to expand Extended Supervision Orders (ESOs) for child sex offenders...
Labour announces family violence policy - 7 Jul, 2014
Labour has announced a package of measures it would introduce to address family...
Government announces "suite of initiatives" to address family violence - 2 Jul, 2014
The Government today announced "a suite of intitiatives" in the Justice sector...
Government releases Expert Advisory Group report and its response - 2 Jul, 2014
The Government has released the report of the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on...
Community providers boycott pilot of new Corrections programme - 2 Jul, 2014
Most community providers are boycotting the pilot of the new programme for...

June 2014

Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill passes final reading - 30 Jun, 2014
Victims of serious violent and sexual offences will be able to apply for an...
Free, introductory online course on data analysis, starting October - 30 Jun, 2014
The University of Auckland's Department of Statistics is offering a free online...
16 Days of Activism Against GBV 2014 campaign theme launched: militarism - 30 Jun, 2014
The Center for Women's Global Leadership has announced the 2014 theme for the...
New sexual violence bystander intervention posters available for use - 26 Jun, 2014
Sexual Abuse Support and Healing (SASH) Nelson has produced a series of sexual...
Death reviews lead to call for "radical change" in response to dangerous family violence - 26 Jun, 2014
The Family Violence Death Review Committee's (FVDRC) fourth report urges...
Vulnerable Children Bill passes into legislation - 25 Jun, 2014
The Vulnerable Children Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on 19 June...
Legislation criminalises forced marriage in UK - 24 Jun, 2014
The UK has passed legislation making it a criminal offence to force someone to...
Domestic violence information available in Easy Read and New Zealand Sign Language - 23 Jun, 2014
Lobby and advocacy group Auckland Domestic Violence and Disability (DVD) has...
Victorian research highlights experiences of violence against women with disabilities - 23 Jun, 2014
New research from Victoria has explored the experiences and nature of violence...
New publications summarise what works to prevent violence - 23 Jun, 2014
The Global Programme to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls project has...
Family Violence Taskforce nominated for international award - 19 Jun, 2014
New Zealand's Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families has been...
Research and resources on shaken baby syndrome - 19 Jun, 2014
Dr Patrick Kelly has spoken to the New Zealand Herald about the Shaken Baby...
Distribution of $10.4 million for specialist sexual violence services - 19 Jun, 2014
The Ministry of Social Development has announced how the $10.4 million in new...
New sexual violence prevention campaign launched: "Are you that someone?" - 18 Jun, 2014
A new sexual violence prevention campaign was launched by Social Development...
First Glenn Inquiry report released - 17 Jun, 2014
The Glenn Inquiry has released its first report, which records the experiences...
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Sunday 15 June - 12 Jun, 2014
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is being marked on 15 June 2014. Age...
ASB Community Trust Centre for Social Impact launched - 12 Jun, 2014
A new centre to support innovative responses to complex social issues was...
New Zealand, England and Wales sign MOU to share family justice reform knowledge - 12 Jun, 2014
New Zealand has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with England and Wales...
Review finds social workers do not have enough time with children and families - 10 Jun, 2014
A qualitative review of Child, Youth and Family (CYF) social worker caseload,...
CYF and Ngāti Kahungunu sign child protection agreement - 10 Jun, 2014
Child, Youth and Family (CYF) and Ngāti Kahungunu signed a Memorandum of...
Ministers attend international gatherings - 9 Jun, 2014
A Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is being held in London on...

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