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Women’s Refuge welcomes The Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Women’s Refuge welcomes The Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill

The introduction of the much anticipated Family and Whānau violence legislation has been warmly welcomed by family violence organisation Women’s Refuge. The legislation introduced to parliament today places a far greater emphasis upon victim safety – a long overdue and applauded move. This change will see the justice sector required to place victim safety at […]

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Women’s Refuge research reveals the impact of family violence on employment

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Women’s Refuge research reveals the impact of family violence on employment

Women’s Refuge has today released the findings of a first of its kind study in New Zealand which examines the impact of economic abuse on women. One of the key findings revealed in ‘What’s Hers is Mine and What’s Mine is Mine: Women’s Experiences of Economic Abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand’, is the effect family […]

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Christmas a Real Test for Innovative Family Violence Project – Women’s Refuge

By   /  December 24, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Christmas a Real Test for Innovative Family Violence Project – Women’s Refuge

Some families affected by violence these holidays will be using state-of-the-art technology to access justice, and the law firm behind it is eager to put it to the test. Refuges in Greymouth, Westport, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim, Nelson and Masterton have access to immediate legal assistance through an initiative that has been three years in the […]

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Brave people fronting It’s Not OK TV Ads acknowledged – Women’s Refuge

By   /  May 5, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Brave people fronting It’s Not OK TV Ads acknowledged – Women’s Refuge

Women’s Refuge is putting its’ weight behind a new series of TV advertisements in the long running It’s not Ok campaign. “I’m aware that some of those appearing in these adverts have lost loved ones, along with others who are passionate about stopping domestic violence, and would like to convey my huge thanks to them […]

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Women’s Refuge comments on Government’s plans to measure family violence

By   /  March 17, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Women’s Refuge comments on Government’s plans to measure family violence

“Measuring violence within the home is an important step in quantifying domestic and family violence in this country,” says Women’s Refuge Chief Executive Dr Ang Jury. Dr Jury is commenting on a recent announcement by Justice Minister Amy Adams about the Justice Sector Better Public Service measurement of crime. “What is important to note, however, […]

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Womens refuge saddened but not surprised by 312 deaths

By   /  February 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Womens refuge saddened but not surprised by 312 deaths

Womens Refuge says it is not surprised by the announcement of the Family violence Death Review which attributes the deaths of 312 people over 10 years to family violence. “These tragic deaths are symptomatic of the severity of domestic and family violence in New Zealand. They represent the tip of an iceberg populated by damaged […]

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