Family Violence Research

This page lists recent news about family violence-related research being conducted in New Zealand and internationally. 

For more information about WAVES Trust's research and other projects please go to our projects webpage.

Latest Research News

May
14
Research
Community Waitakere are conducting another short survey of the West Auckland community and social service sector to gain a better understanding of how these sectors are faring in response to COVID-19. Survey closes 5pm Friday 21 May
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Apr
30
Research
From the University of Auckland, Child Poverty Action Group, Auckland Action Against Poverty and FIRST Union: During August-November 2020, Associate Professor Louise Humpage at the University of Auckland collaborated with Child Poverty Action Group, Auckland Action Against Poverty and FIRST Union to conduct a mixed-methods study called ‘Income support in the wake of Covid-19’. The research sought to understand the experiences of those on the new Covid19 Income Relief Payment and those on main benefits in the context of Covid-19-related changes
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Apr
09
Research
From the NZFVC: Results from a national family violence survey find women report more economic abuse and coercive controlling behaviours from male partners
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Apr
01
Research
Emily Cooney (PhD), Senior Lecturer at Otago Medical School, is part of a group conducting research on family violence and suicidality. The researchers have provisional ethics approval and are now looking for NZ-based participants who fall into one or more of these groups: men aged 18 years or older, who have used violence towards a partner or family member and have also been suicidal | adults who have survived family violence from a suicidal partner or family member | rangatahi aged between 16 and 25 years, who have experienced both suicidal urges, and physical or sexual abuse or violence from a family member or partner
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Mar
26
Research
From the NZFVC: 'He Waka Eke Noa’ is a kaupapa Māori research project that explores the role of Māori cultural approaches to family and sexual violence prevention and intervention. Researchers from Ngā Wai a Te Tūī have launched a survey as part of their research project 'He Waka Eke Noa'
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Mar
05
Research
From Stats NZ: For the year ended June 2020, all measures of child poverty were trending downwards across the two years since year ended June 2018, with some statistically significant decreases
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