Posts Tagged ‘Domestic Violence’

Family violence – Council of Churches insulted by report’s findings Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

Monday, August 27th, 2018
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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 Comments 0

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

Elder abuse is the hidden face of domestic violence Comments 0

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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It is easy to forget, when meeting older people in our lives – parents, grandparents and others – that they are so much more than what we see in front of us. As we age, we become the accumulation of a life’s worth of wisdom and experience. Unfortunately, the price of that wisdom is too Read more

Domestic violence doesn’t have to be Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018
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The level of domestic violence in New Zealand is alarming. As a mark of the country’s concern, all parties in Parliament supported the introduction of Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Bill. Last week the Government parties passed her private member’s Bill into law. The new law gives victims of family violence up to ten Read more

Churches in Fiji observe Break-the-Silence Sunday Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Last Sunday Churches across Fiji observed Break the Silence Sunday in a united attempt to break the culture of silence and shame around violence against women. This is in response to research conducted by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre which suggests that 64 percent of Fijian women aged between 15 and 49 have experienced physical or Read more

Churches support Samoa’s Victim Support Group Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017
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The President of the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG), Siliniu Lina Chang, says church leaders of various denominations have come forward to be part a Men’s and Women’s Advocacy programme as facilitators of these counselling sessions. Chang also acknowledged their partnership with the Ministry of Justice, Administration and Court which has referred many of the Read more

High hopes for a domestic violence-free Samoa Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

A New Zealand-based commissioner on Samoa’s Commission of Inquiry on Domestic Violence says that country’s vision for a non-violent society heartens her. Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop said people had been saying old family values of fa’asamoa have weakened and it’s now time to go back to traditions like evening family prayers. She said the Commission would Read more

Finn is dedicated to changing the world just one step at a time Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Finn Egan, a former Marist Challenge 2000 Gap Year Student and Youth Worker at Challenge 2000, has walked the 1600km of the Te Araroa Trail from Cape Reinga to Wellington to support Roar4PNG. Roar4PNG is an organisation devoted to preventing and healing sexual and domestic violence. This organisation wants to build a women’s refuge in Read more