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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.

April 2014

'Flagship Programme' being implemented on East Coast to reduce family violence - 15 Apr, 2014
Justice Minister Judith Collins has announced a ‘Flagship Programme’ to reduce...
Select Committee hears oral submissions in inquiry on sexual violence services funding - 15 Apr, 2014
The Social Services Select Committee is currently hearing oral submissions in...
Responses to rating NZ the most "socially advanced" country in the world - 15 Apr, 2014
The 2014 Social Progress Index (SPI) ranked New Zealand as the most socially...
Additional funding, increased reporting for Elder Abuse and Neglect services - 10 Apr, 2014
The Government has announced $170,000 of contestable funding for two new...
Clearinghouses releases new Issues Paper: Kaupapa Māori well-being framework - 7 Apr, 2014
The Clearinghouse has today released Issues Paper 6, Kaupapa Māori wellbeing...
TV series Womenpower returns in April - 3 Apr, 2014
The 2014 series of Womenpower returns in April, screening on Tuesdays at 7.30pm...
Concern over selected leadership of North Island Whānau Ora - 3 Apr, 2014
A new branch of the National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA), Te Pou Matakana, has...
Research evidences cost of domestic violence to employers - 3 Apr, 2014
Supporting those experiencing domestic violence in the workplace has been...
Police release crime statistics; family violence information expected 'later this year' - 2 Apr, 2014
Police have released crime statistics for the year ending 31 December 2013,...
Sexual Assault Awareness Month; complex trauma and sexual victimisation; EU survey findings - 1 Apr, 2014
The US annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) takes place in April....

March 2014

Learnings in developing government policy on preventing gender-based violence - 26 Mar, 2014
The Asia Pacific group 'Partners for Prevention', which incorporates UNDP,...
Select Committee reports back on Vulnerable Children Bill - 26 Mar, 2014
The Social Services Select Committee has reported back on the Vulnerable...
Changes to domestic violence programmes by Ministry of Justice, Department of Corrections - 26 Mar, 2014
Changes to domestic violence programmes are being undertaken by both the...
Family Court changes in effect from 31 March 2014 - 26 Mar, 2014
Changes to the Family Court resulting from the Government's reforms came into...
VAWnet updates teen dating violence resource collection - 25 Mar, 2014
The US National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet) has...
Discontinued funding to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga raises concerns for Māori research - 25 Mar, 2014
The Tertiary Education Commission's decision to not renew Centre of Research...
Clearinghouse report on family violence data sources released - 24 Mar, 2014
A report by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse assessing the...
New schools-based healthy relationships programme announced by ACC - 24 Mar, 2014
ACC has announced the development of a pilot programme on healthy and...
UN 'HeForShe' campaign launched; CSW discusses Millenium Development Goals - 24 Mar, 2014
International Women's Day, marked on 8 March each year, celebrates the progress...
Safe, stable and nurturing relationships explored in special compilations - 21 Mar, 2014
A special issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, "Examining the Role of...
Bill to establish family court in Samoa passes second reading - 19 Mar, 2014
In Samoa, a bill to establish a court to hear family matters has been through...
Victims' Orders, Victims' Code and Welfare Fraud Bills pass second reading - 19 Mar, 2014
Three Bills relevant to family violence have passed their second reading in...
Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare's Law) launched in Britain - 17 Mar, 2014
A new British law allowing people to find out whether their partner has a...
Government responds to Health Committee Inquiry into child health outcomes - 14 Mar, 2014
The Government has responded to Parliament's Health Committee Inquiry into...
Legal options for immigrant women in abusive relationships - 13 Mar, 2014
Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley has provided information on legal...
Child harm prevention orders "off the table" - 11 Mar, 2014
Plans to introduce a new Child Harm Prevention Order as part of the Vulnerable...
UNICEF Information Sheet: section 59 and physical punishment of children - 5 Mar, 2014
UNICEF has produced an Information Sheet: Physical Punishment of Children in...
Review of Police highlights need for victim service improvement - 5 Mar, 2014
The annual government Performance Improvement Framework review of New Zealand...

February 2014

Families Commission calls for family violence to be a top government priority - 27 Feb, 2014
The Families Commission has called for family violence to be a top government...
Judith Collins: Crime and reoffending rates continue to fall through Better Public Services - 27 Feb, 2014
The latest results released under Better Public Services indicate that recorded...
Glenn Inquiry preparing to release first report - 27 Feb, 2014
The Glenn Inquiry is preparing to release its first report, detailing results...
Online resource centre supports identification and integration of evidence-based practice - 26 Feb, 2014
The US National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has created an...
Evaluation potential highlighted in philanthropic sector - 26 Feb, 2014
The University of Otago, in collaboration with Philanthropy New Zealand (PNZ),...
Responding to intimate partner violence in home visitation programmes - 26 Feb, 2014
The potential of home visitation programmes for preventing and responding to...
Shakti launches new booklet for ethnic communities - 20 Feb, 2014
Shakti Community Council, in collaboration with the It's Not OK Campaign, has...
Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme receives NZ Rugby award - 20 Feb, 2014
The Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP) has been awarded...
ACC and Labour developing plans to prevent sexual violence - 18 Feb, 2014
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and the Labour Party have both...
Cameras for frontline Police may assist in domestic violence prosecutions - 18 Feb, 2014
Justice Minister Judith Collins has raised the idea of frontline Police...
Public pressure required to address family violence and child poverty - Salvation Army - 13 Feb, 2014
The Salvation Army has expressed deep concern at the continuing lack of...

January 2014

UN concerned about violence against women and children in New Zealand - 30 Jan, 2014
New Zealand's second National Report to the United Nations (UN) Human...