Posts Tagged ‘Domestic Violence’

Family violence: How to change a system that currently fails victim survivors

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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A fifth birthday is usually something to celebrate with cake. As Backbone Collective reflects on its fifth birthday, we think of our original purpose: to create a safer and more responsive system to increase the safety and wellbeing of all women affected by family violence and abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand. After hearing from hundreds Read more

Australia: Anglican women more likely to suffer domestic violence

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Anglican women are more likely to suffer domestic violence than women in the broader community, a national report commissioned by the Anglican Church of Australia has found. While 15 per cent of Australians surveyed for the report said that they had experienced intimate-partner violence, the figure among Anglicans was 22 percent. Questioned about specific examples Read more

Domestic violence victims need our support during lockdown

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Society must support female domestic violence victims during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, says Pope Francis. Abuse during the crisis is increasing all over the world, he says. Women are helping in many frontline roles helping society cope with the pandemic, he says. Praising their efforts, he made particular mention of women in frontline roles such Read more

Coronavirus: Women’s refuge houses under lockdown

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

An increase in family violence has Women’s Refuge calling for help to contain abusers if numbers exceed what police can manage. The refuge’s six safe houses were all in lockdown so they could not take in any new women or children and Albert said it was hard to find other accommodation. Waikato Women’s Refuge -Te Whakaruruhau chief executive officer Ruahine Read more

Domestic abuse victims say no to ‘no-fault’ divorce settlements

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Domestic abuse victims are speaking out about no-fault divorce settlements that see their abusers entitled to 50 percent of the marital property. Sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars change hands. Some say they paid for the property while their spouse abused them and paid for little or nothing. One woman said her ex-husband was laughing Read more

Married at First Sight participant has outstanding charge for domestic violence

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

One of the grooms in the upcoming season of Married at First Sight (MAFS), Chris Mansfield, has an outstanding domestic violence charge in the United States. As a participant on the reality show, which will premiere on Sunday night on Three, Mansfield has wed a stranger in a non-legally binding marriage. Read more Related Posts:Australia: Anglican women more likely to suffer domestic…Katherine Read more

Family violence – Council of Churches insulted by report’s findings

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Samoa’s National Council of Churches has described as “insulting” an Office of the Ombudsman report that blamed them for exacerbating family violence. The report says: Traditional village councils and the church have been complicit in maintaining the veil of silence on the issue The church is generally failing in its role to prevent family violence Read more

Churches in Samoa called on to support efforts to stop domestic violence

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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The National Public Inquiry into Family Violence names the government, the village and the church as having some responsibility for a “veil of silence” over domestic violence in Samoa. One of the 39 recommendations in its report is for a government-led response supported by the church and village. Dr Mercy Ah Siu Maliko says the Read more

Fiji police ask Methodist Church’s help to fight crime

Monday, August 27th, 2018

The Fiji Police have asked the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma to help in the fight against crime. Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu made his appeal to delegates at the church’s annual conference in Suva on Friday. He asked for their support in regard to crimes against women and children and in the Read more

ACC’s $18.4m Mates and Dates programme will not help Māori

Monday, August 6th, 2018
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The Māori sexual and reproductive health promotion organisation Te Whāriki Takapou (TWT) is critical of the decision by Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) to spend $18.4m on the Mates and Dates programme. Mates and Dates is a programme for secondary school students. It is aimed at teaching young people healthy relationship skills and behaviour to help prevent Read more