As part of the Government's work on criminal justice reform, Chief Victims Advisor Kim McGregor has hosted...

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The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based...

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The Ministry of Social Development's (MSD) latest email update for family and sexual violence service...

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The February update from the government’s Joint Venture on Family Violence and Sexual Violence includes:...

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The Government's Joint Venture Business Unit, Family Violence and Sexual Violence (JVBU) is seeking up to...

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Whānau Ora Minister Peeni Henare has released the final report summarising findings from the review of the...

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Government is consulting with the public on the review of the Charities Act 2005.

The deadline to...

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A number of reports have been published on research into image based sexual abuse, pornography and online...

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The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council reviewed New Zealand's human rights record on 21 January 2019...

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A survey has been launched for victims/survivors of crime as part of the Government's Hāpaitia te Oranga...

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Welcome to the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse

The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is your national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. The Clearinghouse is based at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

Message from the Co-Directors

"Family violence is a long-standing and complex problem. It has contributing factors from multiple levels of society. Family violence is preventable, however this will require long-term commitment and sustained action across many sectors. Along the way, we will continue to need high quality responses to those who have experienced violence, and those who have perpetrated it.  

Given both the complexity and the urgency of the problem, there is a critical need to ensure that we respond based on the best available information and evidence. This can save time and resources from being spent on activities that are detrimental, or ineffective.

Information and evidence in the field is still emerging. Further research investment is required as we continue to work toward answers. In the meantime, we are committed to providing a platform for accessible, high quality information about what is currently known, and an ‘institutional memory’ for what has been tried in the past."

Associate Professor Janet Fanslow Associate Professor Robyn Dixon
School of Population Health School of Nursing
University of Auckland University of Auckland
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