New Minister for Prevention of Family & Sexual Violence, other positions announced

November 13, 2020 at 2:02 PM

From the NZFVC

Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has announced Ministerial portfolio responsibilities in the new Government.

The announcement includes a new ministerial position: Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence.

The position is a Ministerial position outside of Cabinet under the Cooperation Agreement Between the NZ Labour Party and the Green Party of Aotearoa NZ. The Agreement States "The Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence will be the lead Minister for the whole of government response on family and sexual violence with the mandate to coordinate Budget bids in this area. The Minister will also be a member of the ad hoc Ministerial group on the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy."

Marama Davidson, Green Party Co-leader, has been appointed to this position. Marama Davidson previously worked as the Chief Panellist for the Glenn Inquiry into Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. She actively supported the work of Jan Logie in her role as the former Parliamentary Under-Secretary on Domestic and Sexual Violence between 2017-2020.

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