The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates November 25- International Day Against Violence Against Women- and December 10- International Human Rights Day-Continue Reading

‘Domestic violence is a social cancer that knows no boundaries nor social status, it can affect anyone, whether you’re an ordinary person or a celebrity. ‘To defeat him you need to use the antidote of culture by educating and raising awareness on Respect and Equality. Each of us has doContinue Reading It is a fact that the epidemic of domestic and family violence that has seen 78 women killed this year, mostly by their partners or family members, is a gendered issue which – while complex – stems largely from men’s sense of entitlement and ‘ownership’ of their partners. ThatContinue Reading Dame Tariana said she would write to the Immigration Minister in support of Brown. But her comments have dismayed Tiaria Fletcher, from Waitakere Anti-Violence Essential Services (WAVES) in west Auckland. “I’ve come away feeling very frustrated, very concerned at how within Māoridom, as a Māori woman, we continue toContinue Reading Police have arrested a man following the death of a toddler in South Taranaki at the weekend. Emergency services were called to a Hawera address about 11pm on Friday. Ambulance and police attended but were not able to revive the two-year-old girl. Detective Senior Sergeant Brent Matuku said theContinue Reading

.@dcequalsv 9Women experiencing DV are at a higher risk for HIV because of limited ability to negotiate safe sex practices #WeAreAllWomen — NNEDV (@nnedv) November 4, 2014 12% of HIV/AIDS infection among women in romantic relationships are due to intimate partner violence. (Sareen J., Pagura, B., Grant, B., IsContinue Reading