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Police Crime Stats don’t tell us story on domestic violence

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 3:51 pm | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge congratulates the Police on their crime statistics showing a 29 year low for crime but says today’s statistics fail to give us any reliable or useable information about domestic violence. More >>

Dreams Raise Money for Women’s Refuge

Tuesday, 25 February 2014, 5:26 pm | Women's Refuge

A Women’s Refuge dream has come true with the sale of Dream Magnets at The Warehouse stores throughout New Zealand raising $127,508 for the charity. More >>

Women’s Refuge Statement about Tragic Murders In Dunedin

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 3:12 pm | Women's Refuge

Last night’s murder of two children by a violent man who had a protection order against him is a tragic reminder of how much more we must do as a society to address domestic and family violence in New Zealand says Heather Henare, Chief Executive ... More >>

Self Defence courses help victims to live without fear

Monday, 18 November 2013, 4:18 pm | Women's Refuge

A self protection programme for female victims of domestic violence has shown impressive results in helping to increase their awareness of danger and how to prevent future rape or assaults. More >>

Women's Refuge challenges NZ’s victim blaming culture

Friday, 8 November 2013, 4:31 pm | Women's Refuge

"It is patently clear that the recent revelations around the Roast Busters group in Auckland show we have a lot of work to do to shift attitudes around women, rape, appropriate sexual relationships, violence and misogyny," says Women's Refuge Chief ... More >>

More organisations should ‘Say No’ to Violence against women

Monday, 30 September 2013, 12:52 pm | Women's Refuge

At the Zonta NZ Conference in Queenstown this weekend, Ms Heather Henare was announced “Zonta Woman of the Biennium’. More >>

Women’s Refuge Statement re Julian Savea

Monday, 22 April 2013, 2:50 pm | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge is disappointed the New Zealand Rugby Union allowed Julian Savea to play over the weekend despite being charged with assault last week. “Domestic violence is a serious crime and one of the biggest social problems in New Zealand. More >>

Family Violence research backed by Women’s Refuge

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 4:24 pm | Women's Refuge

An issues paper released by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse yesterday (April 17th) highlights something Women’s Refuge has known for more that three decades. More >>

Women’s Refuge has concerns with Police Stats

Wednesday, 3 April 2013, 11:43 am | Women's Refuge

Wednesday 3rd April, 2013 Media Release Women’s Refuge has concerns with Police Stats The Chief Executive of the National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges has cautiously welcomed the news that national crime is at a 24 year low. More >>

Quakes & Ladders Game Raises Funds for Canterbury Families

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 12:00 pm | Women's Refuge

Families living with family violence will benefit from sales of Christchurch-inspired board game Quakes and Ladders, thanks to a fundraising effort supported by local businesses. More >>

Peace Celebration at Te Papa on International Women’s Day

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 6:57 pm | Women's Refuge

Show the world that Wellington is a Peace city by joining in a walk or attending a Peace Celebration at Te Papa on International Women’s Day Friday, March 8th. More >>

Women’s Refuge Supports 1 Billion Rising

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 9:36 am | Women's Refuge

Use love on Valentines Day to show respect for women and children and remember another V-day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, says Women’s Refuge Chief Executive Heather Henare. More >>

Different kinds of domestic violence need different response

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 4:57 pm | Women's Refuge

A keynote speaker for the Women’s Refuge Conference to be held in Blenheim on October 26-27th argues that there are different types of violence within relationships and that these can be differentiated and should be treated differently. More >>

Visa statement from Women’s Refuge

Friday, 21 September 2012, 4:42 pm | Women's Refuge

Visa statement from Women’s Refuge Friday Sept 21, 2012 No young person should ever be silenced by Domestic Violence, says Women’s Refuge Chief Executive Heather Henare. Ms Henare was responding today to a news story about a young Taranaki man ... More >>

Domestic Violence research discussion

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 3:00 pm | Women's Refuge

After attending an International Conference on Women’s Shelters earlier this year in Washington DC, Women’s Refuge Chief Executive, Ms Henare, was inspired to have Women’s Refuge hold a conference of its own. More >>

Women’s Refuge says we need more Owen Glenn’s in Society

Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 9:13 am | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge Chief Executive praised the announcement today of Owen Glenn’s commitment to fight domestic violence and child abuse. More >>

Cuba St Loves Womens Refuge Local Appeal

Friday, 13 July 2012, 2:32 pm | Women's Refuge

Wellington Women’s Refuge and Te Whare Rokiroki Maori Women’s Refuge today announced that as part of their annual appeal, top local venues Matterhorn, Good Luck and San Francisco Bath House will be running a night of back-to-back gigs on Friday 20th ... More >>

Statement from National Collective of Women’s Refuges

Thursday, 28 June 2012, 4:28 pm | Women's Refuge

The National Collective, which oversees 44 affiliated independent refuges in New Zealand, has been working with Te Roopu Whakaruruhau o Nga Wahine since late 2011 when the auditor concerns became known. More >>

Pets used as Pawns in Domestic Violence

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 7:32 pm | Women's Refuge

The research is available to download as a pdf at the link http://www.womensrefuge.org.nz/WR/What we do/Research.htm from Wednesday 28 March, 2012. One in three women surveyed in a recent groundbreaking New Zealand study reported delaying leaving violent relationships ... More >>

Campaign shows love isn’t always what it seems

Monday, 13 February 2012, 6:20 pm | Women's Refuge

Those searching for Valentines Day cards today and tomorrow may be in for a shock. Placed among the cards are some with a less than idyllic message inside. More >>

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