NZFVC Quick Reads: 8 March 2024

Fri 08 Mar 2024

This Quick Reads covers: • Hei Oranga mō Tātou Pānui Raumati 2024 • New Australian report on coercive control • 'Talking Masculinities' workshops • Event and new Matike Mai website • New Youth19 report on Pacific Health and Wellbeing • Te Pūkotahitanga update • Wānanga for Māori researchers.

8 March 2024

NZFVC Quick Reads: 8 March 2024

Welcome to our  Quick Reads format. Each week we share selected news bites relevant to family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa. See all past NZFVC Quick reads.

NZFVC Hei Oranga mō Tātou Pānui Raumati 2024

We have just published Hei Oranga mō Tātou Pānui Raumati 2024. This is the second issue of our new pānui which is focused on work and information we think will be particularly useful for kaimahi Māori. You can access the previous issue of Hei Oranga mō Tātou, as well as the previous issues of our monthly pānui, on our Previous pānui | newsletters page. To receive the Hei Oranga mō Tātou pānui in the future, join our mailing list.

New Australian report on coercive control

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has published a rapid literature review on coercive control: What the research evidence tells us about coercive control victimisation (2024). For information on coercive control from an Aotearoa perspective, see Julia Tolmie, Rachel Smith, and Denise Wilson’s recent work: Understanding Intimate Partner Violence: Why Coercive Control Requires a Social and Systemic Entrapment Framework (2023). The authors of this article along with Australian law professor Heather Douglas will be speaking at our free, in-person panel event on Recognising and responding to coercive control and systemic entrapment. There are still places available, registrations close Friday 8 March 2024. A video of the event will be made available on our website. Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when the recording is available. 

'Talking Masculinities' free talks for teachers and youth workers

The Talking Masculinities research team will be hosting 4 free workshops across Aotearoa for teachers and youth workers in the month of March. Talking Masculinities aims to build the capacity of teachers and youth workers in Aotearoa to address misogynistic extremism and harmful narratives around gender among young people. The workshops will be held in Auckland on 20 March 2024, Wellington on 21 March 2024, Christchurch on 26 March 2024, and Dunedin on 27 March 2024. Alongside the workshops, the researchers are also conducting a short anonymous online research survey for teachers and those working with youth. The results of the survey will inform subsequent workshops and be used in academic presentations and publications.  Kris Taylor, one of the researchers for Talking Masculinities, was also involved in the project, Shifting the Line: Boys talk on gender, sexism and online ethics

Event and new Matike Mai website on constitutional transformation 

In memory of the late Dr Moana Jackson, the Designing Our Constitution 2024 conference is a 2-day hui that aims to continue the constitutional conversations sparked through Matike Mai Aotearoa, and which have carried on through the Māori Constitutional Convention 2021, Constitutional Kōrero 2022, the Power in Our Truth Conference 2023 and other forums. It builds on He whakaaro here whakaumu mō Aotearoa: the report of Matike Mai Aotearoa. The hui is taking place 2-4 April 2024 and is open for registration for both in-person and virtual attendance. This event is being organised in partnership by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission, the National Iwi Chairs Forum and Te Puna Rangahau o Te Wai Ariki | Centre for Indigenous Peoples and the Law, University of Auckland. Matike Mai Aotearoa have also launched a new website as “…a crucial step in promoting understanding and dialogue around Constitutional transformation for Aotearoa.” 

New Youth19 report on Pacific health and wellbeing 

The Youth19 Research Group has published Talavou o le Moana: The health and wellbeing of Pacific secondary school students in Aotearoa New Zealand: A Youth19 report (2024). This report summarises key findings for Pacific secondary school students in the areas of: ethnic and gender identity; family and faith; socioeconomic environments and housing; education; friends and community connections; physical, mental and sexual health; substance use; and healthcare access. An executive summary of the report and a video recording of the launch webinar, alongside the report itself, can be accessed on the Talavou o le Moana webpage

Update from Te Pūkotahitanga, Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group

Te Pūkotahitanga’s most recent update shares insights gathered from their last regional wānanga for 2023. This includes an approach to whānau transformation that draws upon the history and pūrākau of hapū to offer unique roadmaps for navigating daily life violence free. Te Pūkotahitanga is the Tangata Whenua Ministerial Advisory Group appointed in June 2022 to provide independent advice on the implementation of Te Aorerekura. 

Wānanga for Māori researchers

Rauika Māngai have organised Te Kura Roa: Creating Our Future for Mātauranga Māori and Science. Te Kura Roa is a free 2-day wānanga in Pōneke | Wellington running from 26-27 March 2024 and intends to bring Māori researchers, practitioners, and champions together to explore the future of mātauranga Māori and science. A multi-purpose report will be produced from this wānanga, consolidating the discussion which which will have taken place, to inform the sector and decision makers. Registration is still open and is required. Rauika Māngai is an assembly of representatives from the 11 National Science Challenges and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

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