The Global Fight Against Child Pornography

Article by Barbara Lambourn , the national advocacy manager for Unicef NZ.   OPINION: In New Zealand we are well aware that we lag behind similar developed countries in rankings for child protection. Our abuse figures continue to shame us. Stories of neglect and cruelty are daily media events. But another level of abhorrence was added last week with the story of …

Attorneys-General of several countries agreed to ‘work together to more closely to fight sexual violence against women and children’ at a high-level meeting in Auckland this week.

Attorneys-General resolve to support prosecutions of sexual violence The Attorneys-General of Canada, Australia, the United States, New Zealand and England and Wales resolved to work together more closely to fight sexual violence against women and children at yesterday’s Quintet meeting of Attorneys-General in Auckland.   PDF of media release link is below   TOAH-NNEST 1

Horror In Paradise

Global outrage is growing against a Maldives court’s verdict announced on February 26, 2013 to flog a 15-year-old girl who was originally a victim of rape and sexual abuse. She now faces 100 lashes in public which will be administered when she turns 18. More than two million people have signed a petition created by the campaign website Avaaz.org, urging Maldivian authorities to protect …

Legislative Change ‘Fundamental’ To Halting Gender Violence, Lawmakers Tell UN Event

Press Release by United Nations at 10:11AM, 06 Mar 2013 ———————————————– The importance of strong laws against sexual, domestic and other gender violence was highlighted today as members of parliaments from around the world gathered on the sidelines of the annual session of the United Nations women’s commission on its second day. “Legislative change is fundamental to halting the violence …

Kiwis present at largest UN forum on ending violence against women and children

“Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls” is the priority theme of the event, and it’s 10 years since a session of the Commission on the Status of Women has focused on this.    Te Ohaakii a Hine National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAHNNEST) Tauiwi Caucus is pleased that New Zealand has joined a …