NZFVC Weekly Quick Reads: 5 December 2023

Tue 05 Dec 2023

This Quick Reads covers: • national SV and FV conferences • report from ethnic community hui • Pacific women's voices on wellbeing • Applications open to join CSW68 delegation • Australian research on abuse of older people.

Quick Reads: 5 December 2023

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.

Save the date for 2024 national sexual violence and family violence conferences

Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga | National Network of Family Violence Services have announced the 2024 Aotearoa Family Violence Conference will take place 29 - 30 May 2024 in Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington. Further details will be available soon. Contact for questions.

Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-NNEST) has announced the national sexual violence conference will be the 19-20 November 2024 at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. Follow the TOAH-NNEST Facebook page for future updates.

Report from Connections! Hui 2023

Shama has published a report summarising the discussions and findings from the Connections! Hui 2023 and community mapping organisation resource. The Connections! Hui bring together ethnic community organisers and practitioners working in family violence and sexual violence. This is the 3rd hui. It focused on continuing to develop culturally appropriate support services to prevent and respond to family violence and sexual violence, with a focus on different populations within ethnic communities and areas of work. The report summarises achievements and progress since 2019, and improvement opportunities for 7 areas: community engagement and collaboration, cultural competence and sensitivity, expanding the work in prevention, accessible and inclusive services, trauma-informed care, legal and policy development, and research and data collection.

Report on wellbeing for Pacific Women

Pacific Allied (Women’s) Council Inspires Faith Ideals Concerning All Incorporated (PACIFICA Inc) published the report A Wellbeing Report Voices from Pacific Women and Girls in Aotearoa, New Zealand (2023). PACIFICA Inc surveyed Pacific women and girls, aged between 13 to 78 years, and held talanoa to hear their perspectives about the challenges they face, their strengths and their hopes and goals for the future. For more information see the Pasefika Proud story Being heard – voices from Pacific women and girls, the news story from Te Manatū mō ngā Iwi ō te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa | Ministry for Pacific Peoples, the article from Tagata Pasifika on PACIFICA Inc reveal new report that looks to elevate voice of Pacific women in New Zealand and interview with Repeka Lelaulu, President of PACIFICA Inc on 531pi.

Applications open to join Government Delegation to CSW68

Manatū Wāhine | Ministry for Women is inviting applications from individuals, academics and representatives of non-government organisations (NGOs) to join the official Aotearoa New Zealand Government delegation to the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68). The CSW is the highest-level annual international forum on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The priority theme for CSW68 is Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective. Applications close on 8 January 2024. See more information from Manatū Wāhine on the Commission on the Status of Women.

Research reports and guides related to abuse of older people (Australia)

The Government of Western Australia published 2 reports: Everyone’s business: Research into responses to the abuse of older people (elder abuse) in Western Australia Report (2023) and Research into the mistreatment of older Aboriginal Australians - 2022 report. They also published Best practice guidelines for interviewing older people at risk (2023). For more information see the Conversation article About 1 in 6 older Australians experiences elder abuse. Here are the reasons they don’t get help.

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