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This report uses interviews with victims of forced marriage, community members, and government and non-government stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand, to describe the perceptions and realities of forced marriage.
The Commission welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women for the purposes of New Zealand’s eighth periodic review under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Every 4.42 minutes, there is a care and protection notification in New Zealand. This paper discusses the context of family violence and uses findings from current research to prompt informed reflection, arguing that prevention of family violence in New Zealand is possible.
This report provides a literature review to identify existing family violence initiatives that specifically target men to improve their health and overall wellbeing.
This report details the experience of victims as they progress through the justice system and identifies the opportunities to significantly improve the information and support provided to people as their cases proceed.
This evaluation of New Zealand’s first sexual violence court has confirmed that the approach taken in the judge-led pilot considerably reduces the time that cases take to reach trial. The evaluation also finds that most complainants feel the pilot’s trials are managed in a way...
The New Zealand Government, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Police and Ministry for Women, has developed a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for the period 2015 to 2019. The plan outlines how...
This issues paper presents the current state of research on family violence in ethnic communities in New Zealand.
The primary objective of this research was to understand better the realities of wāhine (women) Māori living with partner violence, from their perspective. More specifically the authors wanted to know how they kept safe and protect their tamariki (Maori children) when living in unsafe relationships...