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

 

Stabbing Case a Chilling Warning for Women

NATIONAL COLLECTIVE of INDEPENDENT WOMEN’S REFUGES INC.

MEDIA RELEASE – 12 DECEMBER 2007

Stabbing Case a Chilling Warning for Women

Women’s Refuge hopes the sentencing today of a Lower Hutt man who stabbed his three children will prompt women living with domestic violence to act before it is too late.

The Chief Executive of Women’s Refuge, Heather Henare, says it is extremely fortunate the children survived the attack, but says they will bear the physical and emotional scars for the rest of their lives.

Ms Henare says the incident should serve as a chilling warning to many women.

“The partner in this case experienced violence over some years, and had hoped he would change, had forgiven him and desperately tried to make their relationship work.”

“He’d said he would change, cried and kept promising it wouldn’t happen again, but of course it did.”

“She said she feared for herself at times, but never thought the children were at risk. What happened showed just how tragically mistaken she was.”

Ms Henare says the woman’s story is sadly far from an isolated case, and she hopes that it will serve as a real warning and wake-up call for other women.

“Particularly around Christmas we’re urging women to keep themselves and their children safe, have a safety plan in place and not to be afraid or ashamed to get help.”

She says she also hopes the 15-year jail sentence handed down to the man will highlight the huge issue of men’s violence and prompt many men to examine their own actions and behaviour.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Elusive Charms Of Christopher Luxon


Well, the first 36 hours of viewing the Christopher Luxon selfie were always going to be the best, before the repetitions set in. We get it, already. He’s an extroverted/big ego/high achieving/God fearing/country music lovin’/family man who is not at all averse to mansplaining to little ladies like RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan what “technical” words like “productivity” actually mean. But wait, there’s more. National is back! Mind you, that’s not the Bad National of recent experience, but the Good National of days gone by... More>>




 
 



Cancer Society: Hopes Final Pharmac Report Is Stronger

Today the delayed Interim Report was released by the Pharmac Review Panel. The performance of Pharmac and access to cancer drugs is a major concern for the Cancer Society... More>>


Defence: New Zealand Response To Assist Peace And Stability In Solomon Islands
The New Zealand government has announced that it will deploy Defence Force and Police personnel to Honiara to help restore peace and stability. “New Zealand is committed to its responsibilities and playing its part in upholding regional security,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.... More>>


Government: Delivers Reactivation Package As Aucklanders Reconnect For Summer
A new support package will help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief. The Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni and the Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash... More>>


National Party: Bridges Appointed Finance & Infrastructure Spokesperson

Hon Simon Bridges is the National Party’s new Finance and Infrastructure spokesperson, National Leader Christopher Luxon announced today. “Simon has prodigious skills, incredible talent and the intellectual heft needed to excel as National’s Finance spokesperson,” Mr Luxon says.... More>>

Waitangi National Trust: Waitangi Week
The Waitangi National Trust has decided there will be no in-person events at Waitangi Treaty Grounds during Waitangi Week 2022. Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework it would be practically impossible to safely proceed with the usual events of Waitangi commemorations... More>>


Freedom Camping: Making Sure People Are Up To Play With Changes
People interested in finding out how the proposed improvements to freedom camping might affect them are being invited to an information-sharing webinar... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels