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It’s Holiday Time! Keen For One More Night?

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 12:30 pm | Women's Refuge

We’d all love our summer holiday to be just a little longer, before having to get back to reality. Women’s Refuge’s Summer Campaign, launching today, taps into this feeling by asking Kiwis to add One More Night to their holiday plans. The ... More >>

Government Launches Te Aorerekura National Strategy For Eliminating Family Violence And Sexual Violence

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 9:30 am | Women's Refuge

Today sees the launch of Te Aorerekura, a national strategy aiming to create an Aotearoa no longer scarred by the shameful and destructive family and sexual violence for which we are, sadly, internationally renowned. Te Aorerekura, rooted deeply and ... More >>

Art Auction For Refuge Won’t Stop For Covid

Monday, 8 November 2021, 10:47 am | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge is delighted this year’s NZ Sculpture OnShore event is still going ahead, albeit in an online format, after the organisers were forced to abandon the iconic exhibition planned for O Peretu Fort Takapuna due to ongoing Covid-19 ... More >>

The Women’s Refuge Safe-Night-a-thon Begins Now!

Friday, 6 August 2021, 9:10 am | Women's Refuge

Gift a Safe Night to be in to win an extraordinary ‘money-can’t-buy experience’ Want to climb a tree with superstar actress Thomasin McKenzie? Listen as indie-pop sensation Benee sings you Happy Birthday? Relax while sporting glamour couple Beauden ... More >>

Hutt Valley Women’s Refuge Calls For Support To Grow Stronger Families

Monday, 27 July 2020, 3:54 pm | Women's Refuge

This week the Hutt Valley Women’s Refuge launched a fundraising and awareness campaign calling for support for their work in growing stronger families. Family violence is a significant issue for Hutt Valley communities. In fact, the Hutt Valley ... More >>

Women’s Refuge Examines Reproductive Coercion in New Zealand

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:21 am | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge has today released a study that examines reproductive coercion. While some research on reproductive coercion has been undertaken in other countries, like the United States, to date there has not been a comprehensive study of reproductive ... More >>

Women's Refuge welcomes joint venture to tackle violence

Friday, 28 September 2018, 2:30 pm | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge welcomes the announcement of the new joint venture approach to tacking the serious family and sexual violence issue. Chief Executive Dr Ang Jury, says “this has been a long time coming! Bringing together and properly coordinating ... More >>

Women’s Refuge congratulates Oranga Tamariki

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 4:02 pm | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge congratulates Oranga Tamariki for their milestone pay equity deal for social workers, however voice concerns about the extension of this deal to social workers contracted by Oranga Tamariki. More >>

Women’s Refuge ecstatic

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 6:53 pm | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge ecstatic at The Domestic Violence—Victims’ Protection Bill passing its third reading. More >>

Women’s Refuge “ecstatic” at increase in funding

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 9:25 am | Women's Refuge

An announcement made this morning by Government for a significant boost in funding to social services, including the increase in funding for Women’s Refuge, has been met with relief and gratitude by the underfunded sector. At a breakfast hosted by ... More >>

NZ businesses create refuges in their workplace for staff

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 3:17 pm | Women's Refuge

NZ businesses create refuges in their workplace for staff experiencing family violence The Warehouse Group, Fonterra, and Sky City have all received the Workplace Refuge endorsement recognising their achievements in the family violence space. The endorsement ... More >>

Women’s Refuge Appeal Focuses on Their Smaller Clients

Monday, 3 July 2017, 10:28 am | Women's Refuge

With over 40,000 women and children referred to Women’s Refuge last year, just under half of those referrals were for children. This year the Women’s Refuge Annual appeal focuses on raising money to help kids in Aotearoa lead lives free from violence. ... More >>

Women’s Refuge pleased with announcement on ICLD collection

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:05 pm | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge pleased with announcement on ICLD collection Media Release 24th May 2017 Women’s Refuge welcomes the Government’s announcement of a new project that will see the Privacy Commissioner, the Government Chief Information Officer ... More >>

NZ Sculpture OnShore raises $135,000 for NZ Women’s Refuge

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 3:29 pm | Women's Refuge

Friends of Women’s Refuges Trust today announced a $135,000 donation to NZ Women’s Refuge from the proceeds of the NZ Sculpture OnShore 2016 exhibition. The donation will focus on supporting the programs of NZ Women’s Refuge and its mission to help ... More >>

Impact of family violence on employment

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 9:17 am | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge has today released the findings of a first of its kind study in New Zealand which examines the impact of economic abuse on women. One of the key findings revealed in ‘ What’s Hers is Mine and What’s Mine is Mine: Women’s ... More >>

Campaign to raise funds for more child advocates launched

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:02 am | Women's Refuge

The prevalence of violence in families in New Zealand is significant, with over 40,000 women and children referred to Women’s Refuge last year; just under half of those were for children. Today Women’s Refuge launches a campaign to ensure that kids ... More >>

Women’s Refuge commends funding boost

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 3:15 pm | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge welcomes the announcement today from Minister’s Adams and Tolley of additional funding and support for frontline services participating in the Christchurch Integrated Safety Response pilot. More >>

Christmas a Real Test for Innovative Family Violence Project

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 4:04 pm | Women's Refuge

Some families affected by violence these holidays will be using state-of-the-art technology to access justice, and the law firm behind it is eager to put it to the test. More >>

Christmas time not so festive for many families

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 12:18 pm | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge is calling on New Zealanders to be more vigilant this Christmas and to think about supporting the many families across NZ affected by family violence. Last year over the holiday season there were over 6000 women and children across ... More >>

Women’s Refuge urges support of Domestic Violence Bill

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:31 pm | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge encourages Parliament to support MP Jan Logie’s Bill that calls for a law change to provide paid leave for victims of family violence. The Bill was drawn from the Ballot today and will shortly come before Parliament. More >>