Posts Tagged ‘Vulnerable Women’

Christchurch diocese establishes a fund to help women and children

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Hoatu is an $8million dollar fund the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch has established to help women, children and families in Canterbury. The money became available when, in 2016, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd returned the proceeds from the sale of property in Halswell in the south-west of Christchurch. The diocese had given the land to Read more

A great place to bring up kids – yeah right!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

New Zealand’s reputation as a great place to bring up kids is taking some big blows. Fourteen women, six men and ten children are killed by a member of their family every year on average. Now the Government is considering making family violence a stand-alone offence. Domestic violence is gaining the attention of the Vatican. Read more

Witchcraft: PNG woman axed to death

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A mob in Papua New Guinea has hacked to death a woman accused of being a witch. The woman – known as “Misila” – was one of four women saved by missionaries in January after a measles epidemic killed several people. The women were accused of being witches by a “witch-finder” who was paid by Read more

Financial constraint closes hostel for vulnerable women

Friday, April 19th, 2013

A hostel for vulnerable women and children in Palmerston North is to close because the Salvation Army says it is not financiallyviable and the money will be better spent on other services. Captain Allan Clark, in charge of the Salvation Army of Palmerston North corps, said the women’s hostel would shut by the end of Read more