Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Ruth Dyson to launch Women’s Refuge annual appeal

4 July 2005

Ruth Dyson to launch Women’s Refuge annual appeal

Minister of Women’s Affairs Hon Ruth Dyson reiterated her support of
Women’s Refuge today when she launched its annual appeal at Parliament and accepted a petition containing 200,000 signatures.

“We are all striving for the same results – to protect vulnerable women and children from the impacts of family violence, while at the same time addressing the complex task of understanding and tackling its underlying causes,” Ms Dyson said at the launch.

Accepting the petition calling for increased government funding, Ms Dyson acknowledged Women’s Refuge’s significant contribution to the community through the protection of victims alongside prevention of family violence.

“Reducing violence against women and children is very high on our government’s agenda. We will give careful consideration to the request for more funding, and are committed to ensuring that Women’s Refuge continues to be viable, so that its essential services can continue.”

Ms Dyson said government work to address family violence consisted of several complementing strategies and initiatives including Te Rito: The New Zealand Family Violence Prevention Strategy and the Crime Reduction Strategy.

Domestic violence is a major focus for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs which is currently undertaking research into the effectiveness of protection orders as well as evaluating possible improvements to the Domestic Violence Act 1995, building on recommendations made by Women’s Refuge last year.

Ruth Dyson will launch the Women’s Refuge annual appeal in the Grand Hall, Parliament, 4-6pm, Monday, 4 July 2005.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news