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Issue 13September /October 2012
In This Issue
New resources
In the news
Upcoming events
Newsletter Library shelves

Kia ora and welcome to the latest newsletter from the NZFVC, a monthly update of resources, news and events for those working to prevent family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. 


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 This pānui is a little later than usual as two of us were at the Safety 2012 World Conference in Wellington at the beginning of October (read highlights from the conference).

News, views, and happenings in brief:

Read on for more new resources, news and events.



 The NZFVC team

@ Tāmaki Innovation Campus
 The University of Auckland


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New resources


Books, reports and other items 


Here are some of the books, reports, and other resources added to the NZFVC library this month. Use the "read more" links to go to the NZFVC Library to read the full summary and request or download the item. Please contact us if any links are broken.  


New Zealand


Child sexual abuse resource kit: stop sexual abuse. It's time to talk about it [CD-ROM]  / compiled by Rachel Harrison and Joy Arthur. - Thames :
CAPS Hauraki, 2012. 1 CD-Rom 
Summary: The CD-ROM contains the 11 page "Resource kit for workers receiving calls about child sexual abuse", a three page index to the Appendices and Resources contained in five electronic folders...Read more 
Copies available from CAPS Hauraki.



Incorporating the voice of experience : family violence - service user involvement guide / Lisa Close and Kirsty Peel. - Wellington : Ministry of Social Development, 2012. Guide, 26 p. 
Summary: "This guide is intended primarily for people in government and non-government agencies who directly or indirectly provide services for those who experience violence within their families... Read more
Copies of this guide are available from the Clearinghouse 



Lightning does strike twice: preventing sexual revictimisation / Ministry of Women's Affairs. - Wellington : Ministry of Women's Affairs, 2012.
Report, 73 p.

Summary: Key findings include that sexual revictimisation is common; sexual revictimisation often co-occurs with other forms of violence; the cumulative impacts of sexual and multiple victimisation are profound; co-occurring risk factors work together to increase vulnerability... Read more 



The white paper for vulnerable children: Volumes I & II. - Wellington : New Zealand Government, 2012.  
32 p. & 190 p.
The White Paper was released on 11 October 2012.
Volume I sets out the actions the Government will take to get better outcomes for our most at-risk children...
Read more



Children's action plan: identifying, supporting and protecting vulnerable children. - Wellington : New Zealand Government, 2012. Action plan, 16 p.
Summary: This action plan sets out the actions and timeframes for the implementation of the White Paper...
Read more




Addressing 'the ultimate insult': responding to women experiencing intimate partner sexual violence / Jill Duncan and Deborah Western. - Sydney : Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2011. Stakeholder paper 10,  16 p.

Summary: Research and literature indicate that significant numbers of women experience intimate partner sexual violence... Read more



Community mobilization: preventing partner violence by changing social norms  

/ prepared by Lori Michau - UN Women in cooperation with ESCAP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO. Expert paper prepared for Expert Group Meeting Prevention of violence against women and girls, Bangkok, Thailand, 17 - 20 September 2012. 16 p.
Summary:  The growing recognition of the far-reaching negative consequences of violence against women is spurring the development of diverse frameworks, models and strategies in primary prevention... Read more



European report on preventing elder maltreatment / edited by Dinesh Sethi et al. - Rome : World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, 2011. 
Report, 100 p.
Summary:  Elder maltreatment is pervasive in all countries in the WHO European Region, and estimates suggest that at least 4 million people in the Region experience elder maltreatment in any one year... Read more  



Sexual violence & individuals who identify as LGBTQ: annotated bibliography. -
National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2012.  16 p.
Summary: The articles, reports, and films listed in the bibliography explore sexual violence against individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) from a variety of angles...Read more  



Sexual violence & individuals who identify as LGBTQ: research brief. -
National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 2012. 12 p.
Summary: This research brief identifies publications which examine sexual violence - in the form of hate or bias-motivated crimes, intimate partner violence, childhood sexual abuse, and adult sexual assault - against victims who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ)... Read more  



What works to prevent partner violence: an evidence overview / Lori L. Heise. - London : Strive, 2011.  
Report, 126 p. 
Summary: The author reviews the empirical evidence of what works in low- and middle-income countries to prevent violence against women by their husbands and other male partners... Read more


Journal articles

Use the links to read the article abstract or the full article if
available. These articles are not held in the NZFVC Library
collection, but may be obtained through your local library.


The civic origins of progressive policy change: combating violence against women in global perspective, 1975-2005 / Mala Htun and S. Laurel Weldon.
American Political Science Review, 2012, 106(3): 548 - 569.
Summary: A study of 70 countries over four decades has found that the presence of autonomous feminist social movements in civil society is the most significant factor affecting whether progressive policies on violence against women are implemented...Read more


Gendered dynamics in Family Court counselling / Vivienne Elizabeth, Nicola Gavey and Julia Tolmie.
 New Zealand Journal of Counselling, 2011, 31(2), 1-20.
Summary: "This article examines Family Court counselling by drawing on accounts provided by 21 women who participated in a wide-ranging study about women's experiences 
 of difficulties with negotiating care and contact arrangements for their children through New Zealand's family law system." (from the abstract)


The gendered dynamics of power in disputes over the post-separation care of children / Vivienne Elizabeth, Nicola Gavey and Julia Tolmie.
Violence against Women, 2012, 18(4), 459-481.
Summary: Interviews with separated mothers in dispute over contact arrangements reveal that there are significant continuities in the gender power dynamics they experience...Read abstract



Imposing gender neutral standards on a gendered world: parenting arrangements in family law post-separation / Julie Tolmie, Vivienne Elizabeth, Nicola Gavey.
Canterbury Law Review, 2010, 16(2), 302-330.
Summary: Twenty-one women who had disputes over care arrangements with the fathers of their children and were involved in New Zealand family law processes...Read abstract



In the news


Feminist movements primary drivers of change on violence against women  - 15 Oct, 2012
A study of 70 countries over four decades has found that the presence of..

Safe at Work, Safe at Home: Domestic violence and the workplace - 15 Oct, 2012
In November 2012, public forums on domestic violence and the workplace will be...  

New UK domestic violence definition includes coercive control - 14 Oct, 2012
The UK Home Office has annouced it will expand the definition of domestic...

Court of Appeal overturns acquittal on basis of partner's evidence - 14 Oct, 2012
The Court of Appeal has overturned the acquittal of a man on charges of raping...

Criticism of Family Court reforms continue; charges for family cases reduced - 12 Oct, 2012
Concerns continue to be expressed about the Family Court reforms announced in... 


 Highlights from the Safety 2012 World Conference - 11 Oct, 2012

The Safety 2012 World Conference was held in Wellington, 1-4 October...

Government releases White Paper for Vulnerable Children - 11 Oct, 2012
Minister for Social Development Paula Bennett has released the White Paper..


"It is OK to ask for help" now available in Samoan, Tongan and Cook Island Māori - 9 Oct, 2012
The "It's not OK" campaign's mini-booklet "It is OK to ask for help" is now... 


Preventing sexual revictimisation report released - 5 Oct, 2012
The Ministry of Women's Affairs has released its report, 'Lightning Does Strike... 
ACC says will consider compensation for privacy breach on individual bases - 4 Oct, 2012
ACC Chief Executive Ralph Stewart says if sensitive claimants whose privacy was... 

Family violence, sexual assault - going up or down? - 27 Sep, 2012
The New Zealand Herald has reported an apparent drop in child abuse, based on...
Voice of experience in family violence services
- 27 Sep, 2012
The "Voice of Experience" guide has been released by the Taskforce for Action...
Applications for 2013 NZFVC Research Fees Bursaries now open - 26 Sep, 2012
Every year, the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse offers four Research... 

Government to review immigration policy for people experiencing domestic violence
- 25 Sep, 2012
Immigration Minister Nathan Guy says the Government will soon review... 

Recommendations for sexual offence trials not to be implemented: Judith Collins - 24 Sep, 2012
Judith Collins has said recommendations made by the Law Commission for changes... 

Family violence prevention campaign launched in Paeroa - 24 Sep, 2012
A campaign launched in Paeroa on the weekend aims to raise awareness about... 

Reports from White Ribbon Men's Hui - 24 Sep, 2012
Speakers including Judge Peter Boshier and Alfred Ngaro MP addressed the White... 
Owen Glenn launches independent inquiry into domestic violence - 21 Sep, 2012
Glenn Family Foundation Press Release, 21 September 2012: "Owen Glenn is... 

Emily Longley's parents want to speak in New Zealand schools - 18 Sep, 2012
Emily Longley's parents want to visit New Zealand schools to tell Emily's story... 
Work on "Investing in services for outcomes" continues - 14 Sep, 2012
The Government continues work on its programme to change the ways NGOs are... 
New Zealand urged to do more to support women in the Pacific - 12 Sep, 2012
The New Zealand Government has been asked whether it is doing enough to support...



Upcoming events 
Click on links for event details 


 17 - 19 October 2012


24 October 2012 *NEW*

24 - 26 October 2012



26 - 27 October 2012



14 - 16 November 2012
15 November 2012 *NEW*




Please keep us posted about events in your region.