Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Strong Partnership Preventing Relationship Violence

Strong Partnership Preventing Relationship Violence
Zonta International supporting the Sophie Elliott Foundation Loves-Me-Not Programme

Zonta International District 16 New Zealand (Zonta) has extended the partnership formed with the Sophie Elliott Foundation (SEF) in 2014 for a further two years. Based on a common goal of violence prevention by empowering women through education awareness the relationship has gone from strength to strength.

Zonta clubs throughout New Zealand committed to raising the funding to provide a quality book resource to students attending the police-run Loves-Me-Not workshops in secondary schools, at no cost to them or their schools. The book, Loves Me Not – How to Keep Relationships Safe, was written by Lesley Elliott and Bill O’Brien and contains useful information mainly provided by school guidance counsellors along with a chapter One for the Boys by Nigel Latta.

The programme developed by SEF in partnership with New Zealand Police and the Ministry of Social Development is designed to educate Year 12 students on healthy relationships and the more difficult subject of relationship abuse and consent.

The Foundation programme manager, Bill O’Brien, is delighted with the support from Zonta.

“We have now gone over the 400 classes figure of students doing Loves-Me-Not at present this year, so that’s around 10,000 students in almost 80 schools.”

The total number of books so far secured with funding from Zonta stands at 21,000 copies.
“That is quite exceptional,” Mr O’Brien said.

Sophie Elliott Foundation chair Lesley Elliott (MNZM) is also delighted with the involvement of Zonta clubs nationwide.

“We have received a lot of feedback as to the value of Loves-Me-Not from police, teachers and principals, but more importantly from students,” Mrs Elliott said. “The contribution from Zonta clubs has been immense in making this book available to students free of charge and we owe Zonta a huge debt of gratitude.”

Zonta District 16 Governor Janet Hope (QSM) said Zonta Clubs across the country had embraced “this important project and their fundraising efforts have exceeded expectations.

“The Loves-Me-Not programme aligns very well with Zonta’s advocacy goals and commitment to improving the lives of women and girls. The support from both Lesley Elliott and Bill O’Brien in attending events and public meetings to inform the community has been integral to the success of the partnership and is very much appreciated by Zonta members.”

Zonta is a global organisation of executives and professionals working together to empower women through service and advocacy. For more information please visit www.zonta.org.nz or www.zonta.org. Find us on Facebook: Zonta District 16.
The Sophie Elliot Foundation www.sophieelliottfoundation.co.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Madrid Climate Talks: Decade Ending 2019 Likely To Be Hottest On Record

Exceptional global heat driven by greenhouse gas emissions mean this decade will most likely go down as the warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization...

The agency also finds that 2019 is on track to be the second or third warmest year in history, with the global average temperature during January through October, roughly 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial era.

“If we do not take urgent climate action now, then we are heading for a temperature increase of more than 3°C by the end of the century, with ever more harmful impacts on human wellbeing.” More>>

 

NZ First Conflicts Of Interest: New Details Around Timeline

New information has emerged showing it was the New Zealand First chief of staff who identified potential conflicts of interest between a forestry company and two senior government ministers, sparking a series of declarations. More>>

Earlier:

Donations:

Five New Cancer Meds In Six Months: Pharmac Funds More Cancer Medicines, Faster Assessment

PHARMAC has confirmed that two new medicines – olaparib for ovarian cancer and fulvestrant for breast cancer – have been approved for funding... Rituximab and bortezomib, which are already funded, have also been approved for widened access following successful commercial proposals from new suppliers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Stoking Fears About Cannabis Law Reform

It was always going to be hard to have a rational debate on cannabis reform. Far easier for politicians to win votes by stoking alarm... More>>

ALSO:

Tūhoronuku Mandate Recognition Ends: "New Opportunity" For Ngāpuhi Treaty Negotiations

The Crown is providing an opportunity for the hapu of Ngāpuhi to rebuild its framework from the ground up for collective negotiations to deal with its historical Treaty claims... More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Next Phase Of Recovery Underway

“Fresh air will be pumped into the Pike River Mine drift this week, following acceptance of the plan for re-entry beyond the 170m barrier by New Zealand’s independent health and safety regulator WorkSafe." More>>

ALSO:

Peters Stoic: Russia On Afghan Firing Range Deaths

The foreign minister won't be calling in the Russian ambassador concerning comments made about New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan. In a media briefing late last month, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said New Zealand must investigate crimes against civilians. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Call: Online Crisis Response Workshop In Wellington

Governments and tech companies are holding a two-day workshop, hosted by YouTube/Google in Wellington, to test the Christchurch Call Shared Crisis Response Protocol. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels