About the Conference

When is the conference?

The conference will be held on Thursday 23-Friday 24 March, 2022.

What is the significance of Hiwa-i-te-rangi?

Matariki star, Hiwa-i-te-rangi, holds our dreams and desires in the hope they will be realised. Te Aorerekura, Aotearoa/New Zealand’s first National Strategy for the Elimination of Family Violence and Sexual Violence holds a space where our dreams and desires, indeed, our expectations, may be realised for better, more effective, and just family and sexual violence prevention and response systems.

Our conference whakatauki Waiho rā kia tū takitahi ana ngā whetū o te rangi, reminds us of the importance of stepping up as leaders in the space, and respecting and valuing the experience and knowledge of other leaders in the family and sexual violence sectors.

The realisation of our dreams and desires, and those of our communities, require that we each work as leaders in our mahi, alongside other leaders (in government, the non-profit sector, in culture and, in communities).

Who is the conference for?

Anyone working in the family violence and/or sexual violence space or whose mahi touches upon the lives of people impacted by family violence - specialist clinicians and advocates, support staff, community leaders, government funders and policy advisors, academics and researchers.

Can I present at the conference?

Yes!  The Call for Papers is currently open and closes on 2 December, 2022.

How do I find out more or register for the conference?

As our conference programme is finalised, we will post further information on our News & Updates page and on the conference Facebook page.  We expect that registrations (via this website) will go live in the first week of December, 2022.

About the Masterclasses

What are "Masterclasses"?

Our Masterclasses are expert-led half day sessions which are focused on increasing the knowledge, skills and capabilities of particular kaimahi in the family violence sector.

When are the Masterclasses?

Four Masterclasses will be run on Wednesday 22 March, 2023 (the day before the formal conference commences).

Who are the Masterclasses for?

Anyone working in specialist family violence services.  As spaces in masterclasses will be limited, preference will be given the kaimahi from member agencies and then all kaimahi from MOJ family violence service providers.

What Masterclasses are planned?

We are currently finalising the Masterclasses schedule.  At this stage Masterclasses are planned for practitioners working with:

  • victim/survivors
  • people who use violence
  • managers and
  • support staff

How do I find out more or enrol in a Masterclass?

As Masterclass arrangements are finalised, we will post the information on our News & Updates page and on the conference Facebook page. We expect that registrations (via this website) will go live in the first week of December, 2022.