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What About The Mana Of Women?


The National Network of Stopping Violence Services is concerned that a prominent man was discharged without conviction after assaulting his partner. This continues to send out the message that if men have enough influence, they can avoid being accountable for their actions.

`What does this say about the mana of women?' asks Tau Huirama, the Maori Development manager. `The court must consider the Men's violence to family members is an abuse of power. We are concerned that the Courts, in this case are colluding with the offender. Why are his actions excusable, whereas the same actions carried out be a man without the same influence may well result in a conviction, and even prison?

`We need leaders with integrity. We expect our leaders to be role models, to support their families and not abuse them. We expect our leaders to be accountable for their actions.' said Mr Huirama The National Network of Stopping Violence Services supports the call of the Family Violence Conference for our leaders - Pakeha, Maori, Pacific Peoples - to be accountable. This must start in the home with being accountable for violence against partners and children. ENDS....


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