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Women’s Refuge Votes for Teuila Blakely as Ambassador

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 5:32 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

“Teuila Blakely has done herself, her family and friends and Women's Refuge proud with her fabulous performances during Dancing with the Stars," says Women's Refuge Chief Executive Dr Ang Jury. More >>

Sculpture event raises money for Women’s Refuge

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 2:12 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge hopes a record number of people visit Fort Takapuna Reserve in Devonport during the next 10 days to see hundreds of artworks at the NZ Sculpture OnShore event. More >>

Refuge supports call for release of Domestic Violence report

Monday, 5 May 2014, 5:05 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge are supporting the call for the Government to release a December 2013 report considering New Zealand’s domestic violence problem. More >>

Stolen, a van used to keep women and children safe in Taupo

Thursday, 1 March 2012, 10:06 am | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

For five years the Te Whare Oranga Wairua Maori Women's Refuge has had a trusty van until last Thursday night. It was stolen from outside their community office and it has not been located by the Refuge or Police. More >>

A busy Christmas and New Year for Women’s Refuge

Tuesday, 17 January 2012, 4:21 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

For some refuges in New Zealand it has been a record holiday season with high numbers of women and children using services between Dec 23 and January 14th. “Many refuges have had their busiest year in 25 years, or a 100% increase in referrals or calls,” ... More >>

Women’s Refuge:Watch out for emotional violence at Christmas

Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 4:17 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Society needs to wake up about the role emotional and psychological abuse has in domestic violence, says Chief Executive of Women’s Refuge, Heather Henare. Her comments come as part of concerns Women’s Refuge has in the lead up to the Christmas ... More >>

Chirstchurch Women's Refuges - a cry for help

Thursday, 16 June 2011, 3:00 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge workers in Christchurch, once again, need support for the hundreds of families they deal with in the community. More >>

Government Cuts could put women and children at risk

Wednesday, 23 March 2011, 3:22 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

The National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges is deeply concerned that government funding may be withdrawn for a number of family violence initiatives including local Te Rito coordinators and the child advocates programme. These cuts will potentially ... More >>

Domestic Violence Reporting May Rise After Quake

Monday, 6 September 2010, 4:39 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

2010 research from the University of Victoria University has found that domestic violence reporting can double, even triple, during natural disasters. More >>

Women’s Refuge Supports ‘Ease Up On The Drink’

Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 4:13 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge says the ‘Ease Up on the Drink’ campaign launched by the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) last week is a positive and important initiative. “We all have a role in looking after the people we care about around alcohol." Denise Reynolds ... More >>

Crack-Down on Welfare May Put Families in Danger

Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 3:43 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge says proposed welfare reforms announced by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Social Development yesterday could disadvantage families already at risk. More >>

Women’s Refuges Receive Whānau Ora Funding

Monday, 15 March 2010, 10:28 am | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Five Women’s Refuges will receive a total of $415,000, from the Family Violence Whānau Ora Fund, to deliver services under government contracts. More >>

International Women’s Day a Time for Evaluation

Monday, 8 March 2010, 1:18 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge says International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the strength and advancement of women, but also an important opportunity to evaluate our progress. More >>

Every Death is One Too Many, Says Women’s Refuge

Wednesday, 3 March 2010, 12:14 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

At least 41 New Zealanders were killed by members of their own family in 2009, according to the first annual report issued by the Ministry of Health’s Family Violence Death Review Committee. More >>

Plan To Be Safe This Christmas

Monday, 21 December 2009, 4:26 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge says there are things we can all do to ensure a safer Christmas for families this year. Heather Henare, Chief Executive for the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges says, ““Stress is not an excuse for family violence, ... More >>

Community Response Fund Recognises Refuges

Thursday, 17 December 2009, 12:04 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge says news of the latest round of the government’s Community Response Fund brings welcome relief to Refuges throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand. Heather Henare, Chief Executive of the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges, says ... More >>

Telecom Tree Helps Women’s Refuge this Christmas

Tuesday, 1 December 2009, 5:20 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge says the lighting of the Telecom Tree in Wellington’s Frank Kitts Park tonight is a very special occasion for the organisation, which provides services to around 28,000 women and children each year. “Telecom has made it possible for ... More >>

Women's Refuge Praises White Ribbon Role Models

Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 10:42 am | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge Chief Executive, Heather Henare paid tribute to participants in a White Ribbon Day men’s breakfast this morning in Wellington. Ms Henare said, “In this fight to stop violence against women, I guess you could say I’m an old ... More >>

Judge’s Comments Send Right Message, Says Refuge

Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 2:29 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge says the comments made by Justice Judith Potter in her sentencing of Clayton Weatherston today, reflect the shocking nature of the killing and the complete lack of remorse demonstrated by Weatherston during the trial. Heather Henare, ... More >>

Refuge Applauds Maori, Pacific Violence Programme

Friday, 4 September 2009, 5:11 pm | National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

Women’s Refuge says the Maori and Pacific Family Violence Plans of Action launched this week by Associate Minister of Social Development, Tariana Turia, are a clear step in the right direction. Heather Henare, Chief Executive for the National Collective ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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