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


Annual Appeal: Helping Her See A Way Out



MEDIA RELEASE – Embargoed until 19 July 2009

Helping Her See A Way Out

Women’s Refuge launches its 2009 Annual Appeal on Monday 20 July, with the roll out of an attention-grabbing new advertising campaign.

Chief Executive, Heather Henare, says people will be riveted by the Saatchi and Saatchi-designed campaign. “Our television advertisement is stunning,” she said “And carries a strong message that we hope will stop people in their tracks. We are indebted to Saatchi and Saatchi and the creative team who have contributed their time and talent to this campaign.”

Ms Henare says, “This year we want to encourage New Zealanders to think about the hidden nature of domestic violence. So many people are still reluctant to accept that domestic violence is happening in their neighbourhood, family or within their group of friends, but believe me, it is happening.”

“In our refuges we do see just how bad it can get, but most people will not realise what is going on behind closed doors in many homes. We hope they will see that domestic violence is very real, but also that there is hope.”

“Although much of our work is never seen, Women’s Refuge is helping thousands of women and children every year. In refuges throughout the country, from Kaitaia to Invercargill, our workers and volunteers are knowledgeable, innovative and progressive. They are a vital and indispensable community presence, engaging with a wide range of other organisations.”

“In our Annual Appeal campaign this year, we hope to provide a glimpse into the extraordinary work of our Women’s Advocates, who provide such amazing support to the women who come to us for help.”

Ms Henare says, “Times are tough at the moment and our refuges are really seeing the effects of the recession. We need a big community response this year so that we can continue helping women to see a way out.”

Women’s Refuge is New Zealand’s most significant family violence organisation, with a 35 year history of providing comprehensive services for women and children


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Whakaari / White Island Eruption: Body recovery operation

The NZ Defence Force recovered the bodies of six people who tragically died in Monday’s eruption on Whakaari/White Island and will support efforts to recover the bodies of two others in the hope there is resolution for those families. .. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Welfare Vs Infrastructure Spending

If New Zealand has a pressing need to stimulate its flagging economy, it seems very weird that the government is choosing a $12 billion package of infrastructure spending – mainly on road and rail – that by definition, will take a very long time to deliver their stimulatory benefits ... More>>

New Reports: "Immediate Commitment To Doing Justice Differently"

Justice Minister Andrew Little released two reports today, Turuki! Turuki! from Te Uepū Hāpai I te Ora, and Te Tangi o te Manawanui: Recommendations for Reform from the Chief Victims Advisor. Both recommend a fresh approach to the way criminal justice has been approached... More>>


"Heart-Breaking And Confronting": Surgical Mesh Restorative Justice Report

Minister Genter: “People have talked about losing the life they had enjoyed before surgical mesh harmed them – the loss of a steady job, the ability to exercise, a loving relationship in some cases. Others described the chronic pain they experienced..." More>>


Law Foundation: Government Decryption Powers Must Respect Privacy

The power of government to order users and companies to decrypt encrypted data and devices needs stronger privacy protections and additional safeguards, according to a study published by researchers at the University of Waikato. More>>

Latest 'Discussion Doc': National On Healthcare

National has today released our eighth Discussion Document which focusses on health and outlines a range of policies which will enable more Kiwis to access high-quality healthcare, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More>>


Select Committee Report: Combatting Foreign Election Interference

MPs have finally delivered their recommendations to combat foreign interference in elections in a long awaited and much delayed report. More>>

Mosque Attacks: Names Of Arresting Officers Released

Police are now in the position to name the two officers involved in the arrest of the alleged gunman responsible for the attacks on the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques on March 15. More>>

Big, Bold, Permanent Change Needed: Children's Commissioner On 2019 Child Poverty Monitor

“I want to see family incomes dramatically raised by increasing benefits and making the minimum wage a living wage. And the Government needs to move much faster at increasing the supply of social housing..." More>>






InfoPages News Channels