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

 


Civic leaders campaign to end sexual violence in war

12 June, 2014

Politicians, actors, fashion designers, civic leaders and rugby players lend their support

Politicians, actors, fashion designers, civic leaders and prominent rugby players have all thrown their weight behind the campaign to end sexual violence in conflict zones.

“The support from New Zealanders has simply been huge,” says Wellington-based British High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell.

“It has come from a wide range of people that includes Prime Minister John Key, Labour Leader David Cunnliffe, former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley, Annie star Su Pollard, fashion designer Trelise Cooper, Civic leaders Len Brown, Lianne Dalziel, Fran Wilde and Celia Wade-Brown, and rugby legend Michael Jones.

“The support of these people and the many hundreds of thousands of people showing their support via social media across New Zealand and around the world will help make a difference to the outcome of the Summit currently under way in London.”

The Summit is being led by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie.

Justice Minister Judith Collins is representing New Zealand at the Summit.

Wellingtonians have been invited to show their support by joining a flash mob event outside the main door of Te Papa at 1pm today. The event will move indoors to the first floor of Te Papa if it’s wet.

“The event will last for one hour and everyone is invited. This is a chance for individuals to show their support.”

The event will be filmed and shown during the Summit in London. “We will also be asking people to madly send messages via social media channels during the one hour period. They will become part of a global relay across more than 140 countries.”

New Zealanders can show their tweeting support to @VickiTreadell using the hashtag #TimeToAct and @end_svc in their social media communications.

First person accounts accounts of the impact of sexual violence can also be found on Twitter @end_svc or searches under #TimeToAct.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The National Leadership “Contest”

Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.

This succession was well planned. Lets not forget that English was told by Key in September of his intention to resign, and English was the only member of Cabinet entrusted with that information before it was sprung on everyone else on Monday morning. More>>

Latest: Judith Collins and Jonathan Coleman have withdrawn from the leadership race, leaving Bill English the only candidate to replace John Key as Prime Minister.

 

Education: Charter Schools Misleading Pass Rates

Labour: NCEA results for charter schools have been massively overstated... In one case a school reported a 93.3 per cent pass rate when the facts show only 6.7 per cent of leavers achieved NCEA level two. More>>

ALSO:

Rebstock Report Resolution: SSC Apologises To Derek Leask And Nigel Fyfe

Following a complaint by Mr Leask, the Ombudsman found that the State Services Commission acted unreasonably in relation to Mr Leask and identified numerous deficiencies in the investigation process and in the publication of the final report and in the criticisms it contained of Mr Leask... More>>

ALSO:

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news