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Multi-Party Working Group supports Children's Day


Sent on behalf of the Multi-Party Working Group on Family Violence:
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Media Release

2 March 2008


Multi-Party Working Group supports Children's Day

The Multi-Party Working Group on Family Violence is giving its full backing
to this year’s Children’s Day.

Thousands of families will take part in events across New Zealand on Sunday
March 2nd to see children celebrated, nurtured and treasured by all.

“Children’s Day provides a focus for giving time, praise and encouragement
and highlights the importance of valuing children,” said Social Development
Minister Ruth Dyson, Chair of the Multi-Party Working Group on Family
Violence.

In 2005 the Police recorded 56,380 family violence incidents at which
around 65,000 children were present. Partner abuse and child abuse are
linked – child abuse cannot be prevented without addressing the violence
that goes on between adults in New Zealand families.

“The Multi-Party Working Group supports the community groups and
organisations involved in making the day a success, as part of its shared
commitment to working together for the well-being of children and
families,” said Ruth Dyson.

The Multi-Party Working Group on Family Violence is chaired by Social
Development Minister Ruth Dyson and consists of the following Members of
Parliament:

Parekura Horomia, Minister of Maori Affairs,
Steve Chadwick, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Chairperson of the Open
Hearing into the Prevention of Violence against Women and Children
Jim Anderton, Progressive Party
Sue Bradford, Green Party
Heather Roy, ACT Party
Barbara Stewart, NZ First Party
Tariana Turia, Maori Party
Judy Turner, United Future Party
National Party members withdrew from the group in September 2006 and were
invited to rejoin in August 2007 but the invitation was declined.

The Group provides an opportunity for political leaders, regardless of
allegiance, to send the same message – that New Zealand’s rates of family
violence are unacceptable.

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