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Government Must Support Living Wage and Help Stop Violence


Women Tell John Key: Government Must Support Living Wage and Help Stop Domestic Violence!

14 February 2013 * Global V-Day Action against Poverty and Violence against Women

Aotearoa joined women and men around the globe in demanding an end to poverty and violence against women. In Auckland, the Wise Women Collective leads a noon-time dance gathering atTakaparawhau Bastion Point to join the movement of 1 billion people rising. Participants will be dancing to the tune of Moana Maniapoto’s "Black Pearl."

“Today as we join One Billion Rising to end violence against women and family, we give our full support to the Living Wage campaign launched by the unions and communities. We believe that addressing joblessness is crucial for many women and families at risk especially in times of prolonged joblessness and below standard wages. Poverty wages and rising unemployment definitely bring greater stresses and factors in rising domestic violence.”

Noting that there are now 163, 000 unemployed in New Zealand, the Council of Trade Unions warned that “unemployment, particularly for long periods, is very damaging for those who are out of work and those effects spill over to their families and communities.”

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