Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Stand Up Against Family Violence on White Ribbon Day

Media Release

November, 2012

Stand Up Against Family Violence on White Ribbon Day

What do motorbikes, sausages, ribbons, balloons and chocolate have in common? All feature as part of White Ribbon Day events being held in Rodney this year.
November 25 is the international day when men show they won’t tolerate or condone violence towards women.

Most family violence remains hidden, local experts say. Statistics show that on average 14 women are killed by their partners or ex-partners each year and one in three NZ women will experience violence from a partner in her life time.
While 3,500 convictions are recorded against men each year for assaults on women Police estimate only 18% of family violence is reported.

“White Ribbon Day is a great opportunity for men to take a visible stand on this issue,” spokesperson Diane Woolson Neville said.

“Violence against women is not just physical. Emotional and psychological violence such as manipulation, intimidation and coercion are very common but less visible types of violence, and frequently their effects are underestimated,” she said.

“By wearing a white ribbon, men show their commitment to being part of the solution to family violence, and promote messages of respectful, healthy relationships.”

This year, organisations around Rodney have come together to organise a number of events. In Warkworth, Abuse Prevention Services has teamed up with Seeds of Abraham to get the White Ribbon Day message across, and over 100 bikers will be wearing their white ribbons at the Orewa Santa Parade on the 17th November.
Other events between 17 and 26 November include:

• Stalls at the Orewa Parade and family fun day Saturday 17th
• BBQ with Bikes at Warkworth (outside Farm Butchery 12 – 4pm) Friday 23rd
• BBQ at Helensville (Unichem Pharmacy 11am – 2pm) Friday 23rd
• A stall at Wellsford (outside Postie Plus 11am – 1pm) Friday 23rd
• A stall at Whangaparaoa plaza (11am – 1pm) Saturday 24th

There will also be information available in the Whangaparaoa library foyer during the week of November 19th – 24th.

“We call on all men to participate in White Ribbon Day in some way this year. Family violence destroys lives and is preventable – let’s work together to keep families safe,” Ms Woolson Neville said.

There are a number of local organisations who can provide support for women and families experiencing family violence and men who are looking for support to change abusive behaviour.

Hestia Women’s Refuge provides community support, advocacy and emergency accommodation to those affected by family violence. They can be contacted by phoning: 09 425 0452 in Warkworth/Wellsford, 09 427 5154 in Orewa/Whangaparaoa, 09 420 6083 in Helensville or 0800 321 361 to reach the crisis line service.

Abuse Prevention Services provide violence prevention programmes and counselling for men, women and children and can be contacted on 09 425 8130.

Te Korowai Aroha Pūmau Inc provide programmes for men, women and children and can be contacted on 09 423 9481.

The Men and Family Centre South Kaipara provides services and programmes targeted at men, young men and their families. They can be contacted on 09 4208263.


Click for big version.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

  • Week in Parliament 22-05-15
  • Saturday Sitting
  • House Rises At Midnight
  • Telco Levy Bill Passes
  • Telco Levy Bill Completes First Reading
  • Social Housing Bill Passes Under Urgency

  • TPPA: University Of Auckland Warns Of Negative TPP Impact

    The University of Auckland May 20, 2015 University of Auckland Warns of Negative TPP Impact With the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation drawing to a close, the University of Auckland has expressed serious concerns about its potential implications. ... More>>

    NZ Flag: Flag Referendum Gets Hit Hard In New Poll

    The latest Campbell Live text poll confirms it is time for the Prime Minister to listen to the public and shelve his flag referendum, says the New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: The Government’s Belated Moves On Property Speculation

    Is it a property tax on capital gains or a capital gains tax on property? The Jesuitical distinctions in the government’s spin about its latest moves on property speculators are all about whether the government can claim that it jumped, or confess that it ... More>>

    Grant Robertson:
    Key Can’t Just Be Prime Minister For Parnell

    John Key must show New Zealanders in next week’s Budget that he is more than the Prime Minister for Parnell, and is also the Prime Minister for Pine Hill, Putararu and Palmerston North, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. In a ... More>>

    Labour Party: More Regional Jobs Go In Corrections Reshape

    News that 194 Corrections staff are to lose their jobs will have ramifications not only for them and their families but for the wider community, Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis says. Prison units at Waikeria, Tongariro and Rimutaka ... More>>

    ALSO:

  • NZ First - Prison Job Losses to Send Money Offshore
  • TPPA: ‘Team Obama’ Regroups On Fast Track, Still Not Deliverable

    ‘After yesterday’s stinging and unexpected defeat for the Obama administration’s attempt to advance Fast Track legislation in the US Senate, Senate leaders have worked up a compromise they think will get them past this blockage’, according to Auckland ... More>>

    NZ Government: 5,500 More Doctors And Nurses In Our Hospitals

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the country. More>>

    Controller and Auditor General: Katherine Rich Conflict of Interest Decision

    We are writing to you about a matter that has been raised with us by members of the public. More>>

    ALSO:


    Budget 2015: Andrew Little On The 2015 Budget

    Speaking to the Chamber of Commerce, the Labour opposition leader attacked the government’s approach to economic issues facing New Zealand. He said they have been “more than reckless in their complacency” and “the next week’s budget will do nothing ... More>>

    Defence Force: NZDF Building Partner Capacity Mission Personnel In Iraq

    NZDF Building Partner Capacity Mission Personnel in Iraq The New Zealand Defence Force Building Partner Capacity training mission contingent is in place at Taji Military Complex in Iraq. The Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating says the ... More>>

    PM Press Conference: ACC Levy Cuts Announced

    In a press conference this afternoon in Wellington, ACC Minister Nikki Kaye proposed $500 million worth of ACC levy cuts. More>>

    Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

    For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

    ALSO:


    Gordon Campbell: On lessons for Labour from the UK election
    If the polls were right – and the pollsters kept telling us how accurate they’d been in 2010, and even Nate Silver was getting the same results – there seemed no way that the British Labour Party could lose last Thursday’s British election. With Labour predicted to win around 270 seats and the Scottish National Party batting around 55-60 seats, Labour seemed to be home free. But…as we now know, things didn’t turn out that way. Labour ended up with 232 seats and the Conservatives swept back to power with an outright majority, after winning only a little more than a third ( 36.9%) of the votes cast.MORE >>
    Also.

  • NZ PM John Key - PM congratulates David Cameron after UK election
  • The Nation IV Transcript - Hack Attack author Nick Davies
  • Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
    More RSS  RSS
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news