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Weekly Media Roundup

October 02, 2015 at 8:07 AM

Cruelty in homes escalating:

Body parts bitten off, maimed from severe burns and footprints left on their heads from being stomped on - experts believe the brutality of attacks on women by their male partners is worsening.



Campaign under way to back Chris Brown's entry into NZ:

The promoter of Chris Brown's concert has been seeking help from organisations to get the US singer, who has been convicted of assault and threatening to kill, into New Zealand.

Whether his concert in Auckland on 18 December goes ahead is still in doubt because he needs a special waiver to enter New Zealand.

But support for Brown from the likes of Dame Tariana Turia has shocked a Māori family violence worker.


See also:

Dame Tariana Turia gets behind Chris Brown's NZ tour... Radio NZ

Chris Brown and our domestic violence double standards... 3News

Not enough evidence to show Chris Brown has reformed... NZHerald


These are not crimes of love, they are crimes of ownership:

The murder of yet another woman prompted a High Court judge this week to condemn the attitude of men who claim "ownership" over their partners. We ask again: when will this country say enough's enough?


See also:

Man jailed for life for stabbing wife to death... NZherald


New Judge signals he will be tough on family violence:

GISBORNE’S new resident judge has signalled his determination to get tough on family violence.

Police yesterday sought to have charges against Juda Earle Tekahu withdrawn when the complainant refused to front at a judge-alone trial in Gisborne District Court.



Zonta honours Lesley Elliott MNZM:

Lesley Elliott was honoured as the ‘Zonta New Zealand Woman of the Biennium’ at the Zonta International, District 16, National Conference held in Rotorua recently.



Call for law to protect disabled from abuse:

The law does not protect disabled people from domestic violence even though they're more likely to fall victim to it, say disability advocates.

CCS, IHC, and the Disabled Person's Assembly have lodged a joint submission to the government, which is considering changes to the law.



Ernie awards:

Each September, more than 300 women come together at New South Wales Parliament House to judge the most sexist remarks made by Australian public figures in the fields of politics, media, sport, celebrity and justice.



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