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Weekly Media Round up

July 22, 2016 at 10:19 AM

Vanuatu church leaders commit to ending violence in their homes:

Nearly 100 chiefs and church ministers in Vanuatu have committed to ending violence within their own families.

They attended recent workshops by the Channels of Hope programme to learn how they could provide effective counselling on family violence within their communities.

Programme manager Pastor Fiama Rakau said it was the first time church leaders had addressed violence as an issue in Vanuatu's culture.

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Housing crisis drives jump in Winz loans:

Desperate Aucklanders struggling to cope with the city's housing crisis have borrowed almost $20 million from Work and Income for accommodation costs in the past year.

June benefit data released today shows that Work and Income loans and grants for accommodation in Auckland jumped 12 per cent from $17.5m in the year to June 2015 to $19.7m in the latest June year.

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Ray Rice promises to give entire NFL salary to domestic violence causes

Ray Rice wants back in the NFL and is willing to donate his entire 2016 salary to domestic violence causes. 

The former Ravens running back has been out of the league for more than two years after a video emerged of him punching his wife (then fiancee) in a casino elevator. Rice wants the league and the world to know he has learned his lesson. 

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Family violence victims get safer houses:

More than 750 family violence victims have been helped stay safe in their homes in the first year of the National Home Safety Service (NHSS) programme, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

Tougher locks, new alarms, solid doors, and security lights are some of the practical measures available, and 237 homes have been upgraded to higher security levels.

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Women in Russia, Ukraine unite online against sex abuse:

MOSCOW (AP) " Women across Russia and Ukraine are uniting and speaking out " for once, not about the tensions between their two nations, nor the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine " but about their experiences of rape and sexual violence.

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Pakistani celeb strangled by brother in honour killing:

Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by posting pictures of herself with a prominent Muslim cleric, was strangled to death by her brother, police said Saturday.

Her parents told police one of her six brothers strangled her to death as she slept in the family's home in Multan, police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar told The Associated Press.

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