Category Archives: Violence against women

Countdown latest to back Green’s domestic violence bill

ANUJA NADKARNI Last updated 05:00, June 4 2017 Supermarket chain Countdown is the latest to make a submission to select committee to back Green Party MP Jan Logie’s proposed domestic violence victim protection bill. National backed the bill in March taking it through … Continue reading

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Nurse’s personal plea for domestic violence leave law change

2 Jun, 2017 5:00am  A nurse has spoken about losing her job after suffering violence and rape at the hands of her partner – urging Parliament to back domestic violence leave. MPs on the justice and electoral committee thanked Ann … Continue reading

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Submission on the Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill

24th May 2017 Justice and Electoral Committee Parliament Building Wellington 6140 New Zealand E-mail: Justice.Electoral@parliament.govt.nz Re:          Submission on the Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill This submission is from the NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) Inc. … Continue reading

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New legislation aims to protect teenagers from forced marriage

2:42 PM Thursday Apr 13, 2017 National MP Joanne Hayes. PHOTO/ANDREW BONALLACK A bill designed to protect teenagers from forced marriages will go before Parliament. The private member’s bill by National MP Joanne Hayes changes the consent requirements for 16 … Continue reading

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BPW NZ JOINS THE HUGE SUPPORT FOR GREEN PARTY BILL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE

Media Release: For immediate Release The New Zealand Federation of Business & Professional Women (BPW NZ) are pleased that Parliament chose to support women workers who are victims of violence. “The passing of the first reading of the Green Party’s … Continue reading

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Domestic violence costs employers millions

SUSAN EDMUNDS Last updated 22:06, February 28 2017 Kirk Hope, of BusinessNZ, said it was worth having a debate about the ideas. New Zealand businesses are being told that offering leave to victims of domestic violence makes good financial sense. Green … Continue reading

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ACCESS TO JUSTICE IS BEING DENIED

Did you know women can only get legal aid if they earn less than $32,000 gross. The initial application  for a protection order is approximately $800 and if the respondent defends the order it can cost several thousand dollars to … Continue reading

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Sisters facing rape as punishment

Monday, 31 August 2015 Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) women wing took out a protest against the recent gang rape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Photo / Getty Images Two sisters in India were sentenced … Continue reading

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TIME TO VOTE TO KEEP WOMEN SAFE

The New Zealand Federation of Business & Professional Women (BPW NZ) urges all members of Parliament to vote down the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (extended licencing hours during Rugby World Cup [RWC]) bill being debated in Parliament today. “Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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We support the “ONE IN 4”

I support the one in four: A campaign to raise empathy for sexual abuse survivors living in our community By Ciaran Torrington, Vice President Kaitaia BPW, NZ I come from a town in the Far North of New Zealand Aotearoa … Continue reading

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