A plea to the heads of Samoan families or matai to take the lead against family violence has come from the lead actor in the well-received movie One Thousand Ropes.
Category: Domestic violence
“I wanted to talk about fa’atosaga (midwifery) and I wanted to write a story about an anti-hero and I wanted to make a picture about ghosts. A combination of those things produced this story.” Tusi Tamasese, Director.
Cyclone Ula now upgraded to category 3 will hit the Fijian island of Lakeba around 4am tomorrow morning. A category 3 cyclone generally contain sustained winds raging 118-159km/hr and can gust in the range 165-224km/hr. Fiji Meteorology Director Ravin...
Part of the reason that violence against women and girls is so high in the Pacific is how accepted it is – even by women themselves. It is often seen as a method of disciplining a “disobedient” wife or partner.
By Le’aufa’amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor Our cultures, our beliefs, our values, our ways of thinking and behaving – are central to understanding violent behaviour in Australia’s multicultural society. Our support agencies working to prevent domestic...
This legislation must also extend its fingers across the Tasman to ensure that those who scarper back to New Zealand are dealt with appropriately when the offending inevitably raises its ugly head in Aotearoa.
The framework will improve protection for victims by allowing domestic violence orders (DVOs) issued in one jurisdiction automatically recognised and enforceable in all other jurisdictions.
On the week that Wellington celebrated 150 years as the capital of New Zealand, Commonwealth parliamentarians from the Pacific region adopted the Pipitea Declaration to protect and promote human rights at a seminar in Wellington. On...
“The stand out finding for me was discovering that categorically there is no agency that is funded to reach out to males when they are victims of domestic violence, there is nothing.” Researcher.
by Renate Rivers, Acting Press Secretary, Samoa Government Discussions around service delivery for child protection systems took centre stage on the second day of the Pacific Conference to End Violence Against Children, currently underway...
The most significant botch-up identified in the investigation was the lack of follow through of some complaints, meaning there was a failure to identify that the same group were involved in multiple cases. MP Jacinda Ardern.
POLICE FAILURE: Pacific community urged not to shy from seeking justice after Police failure reported
“The failure of Police to take sufficient steps to determine whether any further enquiry was needed resulted in the woman’s complaint being mishandled and undermined some opportunity for further investigation of her complaint at the time. It also impacted on the provision of appropriate support services to the woman.” Judge Sir David Carruthers.