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A Report on Attitudes to Family Violence in Fiji

The latest national report on women and violence in Fiji........ and attitudes to family violence is full of insights that can inform our work in the sect....or. It is particularly relevant in the ethnic communities and definitely in the Waitakere
Are these attitudes played out in the violent attack on 'Praveet' in South Auckland last week? http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/a-report-on-attitudes-to-family-violence-in-fiji/

Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The full text of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on.... a Communications Procedure can be downloaded here or borrowed from the WAVES library.
Children can report directly to the UNCRC Committee of any violence abuse or neglect which has not been addressed by a state http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/optional-protocol-to-the-un-convention-on-the-rights-of-the-child/

Sexual violence in conflict areas

You can read the news item on the UN News release of a UN conference here which focussed ....on male victims of sexual violence in conflict torn or war areas or war zones. For a re
http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/sexual-violence-in-conflict-areas/

Are teens are self harming more?

The University of Auckland Youth 12 Overview is now available and compares well in some r....espects with its predecessor the Youth 07 Overview. Its questionnaire asked student respon
Youth'12 Overview show small shifts from Youth'07 but teenage students challenge some findings http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/are-teens-are-self-harming-more/

The Broken Road...by Paige Walker

The Broken Road........ A Mother........rsquo........s Journey by Paige Walker is a moving story of a mother........s strength and courage to overcome betrayal........ anger and trauma from the sexual abuse of her daughter at the hands of her best friend
The Broken Road: A Mother’s Journey by Paige Walker is the true story of a mother's journey after her 8 year old daughter disclosed a sexual abuse http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/the-broken-road...by-paige-walker/

Women moving away from violence

Researched and written by Yvonne Crichton........Hill and published by Christchurch Women........s Refuge ........now Aviva......... Link to the book online via NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse here. Summary
Yvonne Crichton-Hill, Women moving away from violence : planning it - doing it, Christchurch, 2013. http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/women-moving-away-from-violence/

Global Prevalence of IPV Against Women

K. Devries et al......... ........The Global Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women............ SCIENCE........ 340........ 1527........8........ plus supplementary materials. Abstract........ Violence against women is a phenomenon that persists in all countries
Data from 81 countries used to estimate global prevalence of intimate partner violence against women http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/global-prevalence-of-ipv-against-women/

Family Violence Death Review Committee Report

Following a review of family violence deaths........ the Family Violence Death Review Committee ........FVDRC........ is recommending developing a multi........agency case management process for high
Review of family violence deaths 2009-10 released http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/family-violence-death-review-committee-report/

Understanding Male Violence against Women

The WHO global report and statistics on domestic violence shocks but raises many question....s. We grapple with different types of statistics........ why the variations but most important what do the statistics really tell us about male vi
Understanding Statistics http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/understanding-male-violence-against-women/

1 in 3 women suffer from DV

The World Health Organisation has released some shocking figures which do not surprise us.... in the family violence sector........ of the high incidence of domestic violence across the globe
WHO report on latest global study and statistics on DV http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/1-in-3-women-suffer-from-dv/

Child Abuse: What Role Does Poverty Play?

Latest research on Child Abuse finds government preoccupied with monitoring and reporting.... but neglectful in finding solutions to the issue. The Child Poverty Action Group has r
Child Poverty Action Group review past the 25 years of child abuse research and finds higher than average rates of child maltreatment and neglect associated with poverty http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/child-abuse-what-role-does-poverty-play/

Report on Giving, Receiving and Seeking Help

Report on Giving........ Receiving and Seeking Help produced for It........s Not OK Campaign........ March 2010 Key findings........ Effective support increases the victim........rsquo
Produced for It's Not OK Campaign, March 2010 http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/report-on-giving-receiving-and-seeking-help/

Anyone could have helped Nia

Anyone could have helped Nia. Read Eleanor Black........s blog about the book ........Hidden in Front of Us........ by Anthea Simcock CEO of Child Matters. It chronicles stories of now adult boys and girls
'Hidden in Front of Us' http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/anyone-could-have-helped-nia/

Whanau-centred Health & Social Service Delivery

Amohia Boulton........ Jennifer Tamehana........ and Tula Brannelly........ MAI Journal........ A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship........ published by Ng............ Pae o te M............ramatanga........ Volume 2
The challenges to, and opportunities for innovation in, whanau-centred or whanau-ora approaches to health and social services http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/whanau-centred-health-and-social-service-delivery/

Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families

The Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families has issued new Terms of Reference a....nd a Programme of Action for 2012........13........ these are available in our library. Read the 2012
New Terms of Reference and Programme of Action 2012/13 now available http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/taskforce-for-action-on-violence-within-families/

Children Exposed to Violence

Defending Childhood........ Protect........ Heal........ Thrive ........ Report of the Attorney General........rsquo........s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence The US Attorney General
Report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/children-exposed-to-violence/

Safety Issues with Restorative Justice and IPV

Anne Hayden........ ........Safety Issues associated with using restorative justice for intimate partner violence............ Women........s Studies Journal........ 26........ 2........ December 2012........ 4........16.........nbsp........ Available free online here Abstract Intimate partner violence
Article by Anne Hayden about: Safety Issues associated with using Restorative Justice for Intimate Partner Violence http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/safety-issues-with-restorative-justice-and-ipv/

Vulnerable Children and Families Report

Statistics NZ has just released a report looking at vulnerable children and families and ....risk factors. The findings are from a survey of 8........000 individuals aged 15 or more and give the latest statistics
Statistics NZ Report on vulnerable children and families http://www.waves.org.nz/blog/vulnerable-children-and-families-report/