Tag 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

Posted in Violence against women, Women's issues | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Article - Newspapers, Employment, Violence against women, Women's issues | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Submissions, Violence against women | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Employment, Violence against women | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Employment, Violence against women | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Violence against women, Women's issues | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Article - Newspapers, Rape, Sexual assault, Violence against women, Women's issues | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Violence against women, Women's issues | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Residency issues play increasing role in domestic violence

EMILY SPINK Last updated 05:00, July 15 2015 Immigration status is being used as a tool to control women in abusive relationships, an advocacy group says. Men are increasingly using residency threats to control partners in abusive relationships, an ethnic women’s … Continue reading

Posted in Article - Newspapers, Violence against women | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Exposed: Auckland’s child prostitutes

Friday, 19 June 2015 Some of the participants told Ms Thorburn they had been abused by organisations set up to assist them, with claims of sexual exploitation and sexual assault. Photo / Thinkstock A study has found that underage sex … Continue reading

Posted in Article - Newspapers, Sexual assault | Tagged , , | 1 Comment