NZFVC Weekly Quick Reads: 2 February 2024

Fri 02 Feb 2024

This Quick Reads covers: • Sports resources for Rainbow communities • Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu funding applications • Resources for male victim-survivors of sexual violence • New reports on Oranga Tamariki • Long COVID and IPV

NZFVC Quick Reads: 2 February 2024

Welcome to our new Quick Reads format. Each week we share selected news bites relevant to family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa. This is a new format and we welcome your feedback. Let us know what you think at See all past NZFVC Quick reads.

New resources on inclusive sport for Rainbow communities

Ihi Aotearoa | Sport NZ have released resources to support the sector to provide more inclusive opportunities for Rainbow communities. Developed in partnership with InsideOUT Kōaro, the educational resources include a three-part e-learning module, fact sheets on Rainbow awareness and inclusion, and an animated video highlighting the experiences of trans young people. These resources sit alongside the Guiding Principles: Inclusion of Transgender People in Community Sport (2022).

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu funding applications open

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu have opened applications for their WAVE 18 and their Tai Neke, Tai Ora funding rounds. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is the Whānau Ora Commissioning agency for Te Waipounamu | the South Island. The WAVE 18 fund is inviting applications that support Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu’s Whānau Ora outcomes, outlined in their 7 pou. The Tai Neke, Tai Ora fund is inviting applications that promote whānau hauora and build connections to te ao Māori. Applications for both funding rounds close 14 February 2024. See Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu’s media release for more information.

New resource on supporting men healing from sexual violence

The US-based National Sexual Violence Resource Centre has released Supporting Men in Healing from Sexual Violence: Tip Sheets for people and organisations who work with male victim/survivors. This is part of their Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Violence tool. The tip sheets cover: reaching men, addiction, transmasculine survivors, forensic exams, and incarcerated men. It also includes quick reference links for advocates working with men who are victim/survivors of sexual violence. Find local services for male survivors from Tautoko Tāne | Male Survivors Aotearoa

New reports related to Oranga Tamariki  

Three reports have been publicly released on the wellbeing of children in Oranga Tamariki care. Oranga Tamariki released their Safety of Children in Care: Annual Report, July 2022 to June 2023 (2023) which provides details on the nature and volume of harm experienced by children in care. Oranga Tamariki also released their Compliance Report against National Care Standards Regulations: 2022/2023 Financial Year (2024) which is Oranga Tamariki’s self-assessment of their compliance with the National Care Standards (NCS) Regulation 2018. The final report, Access to Primary Health Services and Dental Care: An in-depth look into the experiences of accessing primary health services and dental care for tamariki and rangatahi in care (2024), was published by Aroturuki Tamariki Independent Children’s Monitor and reports on Oranga Tamariki’s implementation of the NCS Regulations 2018 in relation to primary health and dental care.  Oranga Tamariki’s media release notes that more children and young people were harmed while in the care of Oranga Tamariki  in the period July 2022 and June 2023 compared to the previous reporting period. The Chief Children’s Commissioner Dr Claire Achmad responded to these findings in the Mana Mokupuna media release

New report on long covid and intimate partner violence

The Australia-based Long Shadow Pandemic project team at Monash University have published a new report, Disconnected & Insecure: the intersection between experiences of long COVID & intimate partner violence (2024). The project team have also published a summary of the report’s findings: How health and safety are compromised for people living with long COVID and intimate partner violence

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