Weekly Media Roundup

October 30, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Pregnant woman who embedded knife in partners head sentenced:

A jealous pregnant woman who hurled a knife at her partner that embedded in his forehead has today been sentenced to four months' home detention and 150 hours of community work.



Specialist escapes assault conviction:

A cardiologist who attacked his male partner, smashing a wine bottle over his head, has escaped conviction partly because of a shortage of specialists in his area.



Violence during pregnancy risk studied:

Pregnant Maori women who experience domestic violence are more likely to face potential problems trying to get health care, according to a study by researchers at the University of Auckland.



Solomon's record on violence under UN spotlight:

The Solomon Islands' record on women's rights will be under the United Nations spotlight this Friday in Geneva.

The country recently updated its status with the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, or CEDAW, joining 187 other countries.
New child poverty report shows NZ has made no progress:
 Child poverty rates in New Zealand are "stagnating", having barely changed since 2008, an international report by UNICEF says.


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