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Action needed now on violence against women and girls

29 November 2014:
Media Release:

Action needed now on violence against women and girls

UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand

For Immediate Release

The UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand (UNWNCANZ) is urging the Government to implement all of the recommendations of “The People’s Blueprint” report released yesterday.

The People’s Blueprint is the culmination of two year’s research, which included listening to those most affected by violence against women and girls.

“The comprehensive recommendations in The People’s Blueprint will go a long way to helping curb our appalling rates of violence against women and girls,” says Angela McLeod, President UNWNCANZ.

“Whilst we are pleased to see two ministers indicate their support, our women and girls need to see leadership and action from all of government.

“The government has received many reports and recommendations including from the United Nations, and not acted on them.

“Action is needed now to keep our women and girls safe and empowered by the government and men showing they care.

“We need the government to implement the recommendations from the Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families, UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women Committee and The Peoples Blueprint,” says Ms McLeod.

“And we need it now.”

ENDS

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