The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence (DCAFV) is a group of agencies that are working together to address family violence in Dunedin. We are active in the community to raise public awareness of family violence and the services that are available to help people address violence within their own families.
Join us for a brunch & concert in the Octagon on Sunday 23rd November from 10am until 1pm.
There will be free food and entertainment for the whole whanau, and of course a chance to meet the riders and check out their amazing motorbikes.
Changes in Domestic Violence Act & Care of Children Act
There have been a number of changes recently to how the Family Court operates due to amendments to the DV Act and the CoC Act. Yolanda den Haring, the Family Court Coordinator has agreed to give a presentation on these changes from 10-12.30 on the 15th October.
A fantastic day with loads of whanau having fun. A huge thank you to all performers, volunteers and people who supported the event.
On Monday 15th September Women's Refuge and dozens of other organisations brought together people from all walks of life to march to Parliament and demand action on domestic violence in Aotearoa.
Political Debate on Family Violence
Friday 5th September 6-7.30pm
The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence was happy to host a political debate on Family Violence chaired by Professor Nicola Atwool of the University of Otago. Family Violence is a huge problem in our community and we invited representatives of four major parties to discuss how they propose to challenge family violence in our community.
Families Celebrating Father's Day!
Sunday 7th September
Forsyth Barr stadium
DCAFV was happy to be part of the celebrations to launch the new “Zone of Peace”, running on Castle Street from the St David Lecture Theatre complex to the corner of Dundas Street. The Zone of Peace incorporates a number of community groups therein.