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Family Violence – can we beat it?

16 October 2009

Media Release: For immediate use

Family Violence – can we beat it?

“Family Violence – can we beat it? Well, we’re going to have a damned good crack at it” says Angela McLeod President of the New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPWNZ).

The rate of family violence in NZ is appalling with an estimated one in three women having been a victim of domestic violence and 94% of family violence related murders of adults being committed by men.

“With the help of Christina Berton, we’re going to empower women. We’re going to help strengthen their self esteem and combat the pressing issue of family violence”, said Ms McLeod.

We are inviting all women to share in this presentation to delve into the issues and challenges surrounding self-esteem which affects everyone from all walks of life, backgrounds, professions, ethnicities and economies.

Since 2007, Ms Berton has served as advisor for the DOVE Self Esteem Fund in Mexico that has reached more than 164 000 lives through conferences and workshops.

“We believe we can put a fence at the top of the cliff by empowering women, especially young women and survivors of violence, to strengthen their self-esteem”, said Ms McLeod.

ENDS

Dates to note for the one hour presentation and a three hour workshop are: Auckland 19 & 20 of October; Wellington 21 & 22 of October; Dunedin 27 & 28 of October and Christchurch 29 & 30 of October.

More Tour information available at: http://www.bpwnz.org.nz/christinaberton.html

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