Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Students Wear their Hearts on their Sleeves


27th November 2006

School Students Wear their Hearts on their Sleeves

School students from all over New Zealand have applied their design skills to Amnesty International's Stop Violence Against Women and Girls campaign.

Students, ranging from McAuley High School in South Auckland down to St Margaret's College in Christchurch, took part in the Rights Design competition – in which participants were asked to design a t-shirt based on Amnesty International's global priority campaign: Stop Violence Against Women.

The over all winner of the competition was Giselle Keenleyside from Glenfield College in North Shore City.

Giselle's t-shirt - along with a group design created by Miriam McCreanor, Marie Kitchin and Lauren Richardson (Onslow College, Wellington) and an independent design made by Kera Sherwood-O' Regan (Marist College, Auckland) will be produced as part of Amnesty International's campaign to stop gender-based violence. The 103 designs received by Amnesty International will be exhibited in the Fletcher Challenge Foyer of the Michael Fowler Centre. The exhibition will run from 27-30 November and is open to all members of the public from midday on Monday 27 November.

Photo & Interview Opportunity 1.00pm – Mon 27th November Foyer – Michael Fowler Centre

"The true value of the competition is that a whole range of students have considered the issue of violence against women and acted in a creative and practical way", said Amnesty International Campaigner Luke Harrison.

"We hope that their work encourages wider discussion about the extent and impact of violence against women in New Zealand."

An e-gallery of highly commended designs is available at www.standbyme.org.nz.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


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>>


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>>


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>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news