Posts Tagged ‘Domestic Violence’

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

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

Fiji Churches back domestic violence campaign Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2016

The Fiji Council of Churches (FCC) is supporting the 16 Days of Activism campaign to raise awareness on violence against women and children. A total of 10823 cases of domestic violence have been reported to the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centres across the country from January to October this year. On Sunday churches marked “On Break Read more

Rival gangs meet to discuss violence and poverty Comments 0

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Black Power and Mongrel Mob members met in Wellington recently to discuss strategies towards making their communities safer and healthier. Mongrel Mob member Harry Tam has held eight similar hui across the island. Tam, a former policy analyst, had been involved with the Mongrel Mob since his teens. He worked alongside four other social workers Read more

Churches as well as rugby players in Samoa say eliminate violence Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Four churches based in Apia joined UN Women dedicating their sermons to the cause last Sunday to mark Orange Day. This follows on efforts for the same cause by Samoa rugby. Last Sunday, the four churches joined activists, governments officials and private sector representatives to highlight issues relevant to end violence against women and girls Read more

Enquiry into violence in Samoa – Churches must be involved Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Samoa’s Ombudsman,Maiava Iulia Toma has announced there will be a national enquiry into violence in Samoa. He said village councils and the churches have to be brought into the act and an enquiry would help expose weaknesses in the system. Toma was speaking at  a major gathering for Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers in Apia. “We Read more

Domestic Violence: Huge numbers of protection order breaches ‘tip of iceberg’ Comments 0

Friday, August 12th, 2016

New Zealand has the worst rate of family and intimate-partner violence in the world. Eighty per cent of incidents go unreported — so what we know of domestic violence in our community is barely the tip of the iceberg. More than 12,000 Kiwis have repeatedly breached court orders to stay away from their victims, and Read more

Vanuatu church leaders committed to ending domestic violence Comments 0

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Nearly 100 chiefs and church ministers in Vanuatu have committed to ending domestic violence within their own families. They have recently taken part in one of three Channels of Hope workshops organised by World Vision. The workshops were designed to provide skills to leaders of the different sectors of the society to help them in Read more

Family violence: 525,000 New Zealanders harmed every year Comments 0

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

New Zealand has the worst rate of family and intimate-partner violence in the world. In 2015, police around New Zealand attended about 105,000 family violence callouts. If each of those incidents was represented by a person, that’s getting close to the population of Tauranga. It is estimated that 80 per cent of incidents go unreported Read more

Police recognise role played by churches in family protection Comments 0

Friday, April 15th, 2016

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has recognised the roles played by local cultures and churches in the implementation of the Family Protection Act 2014. Gwen Ratu, who represents the office of the Police Commissioner, told a media conference on the Family Protection Act that culture and church have valued roles in the implementation processes Read more