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Weekly Media Roundup

September 11, 2014 at 10:48 AM

NFL player sacked over domestic violence:

The Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him indefinitely this week following a video made public of him knocking out his then-fiancee (now wife) in an elevator.


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The incident has once again ignited conversations about violence perpetrated by high profile sports starts and the role that they play as role models for millions of young men around the globe. It has also created a great deal of criticism directed against his wife, Janay Rice, who went on to marry the player following the assault. As a result, twitter hashtags have emerged in which survivors of family violence talk about why they stayed in abusive relationships, and why they left.


Ending family violence should be a key issue:

Maori party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Tariana Turia have spoken out this week to remind parties of the real issues facing Maori communities that are not being addressed in the election debates across our screens.


Support still lacking for teen Dads:

Often labelled as irresponsible, and stigmatised as unqualified and uneducated, teen dads face a harder road than most.



Ethnic women urge communities to march against NZ's shame: Press Release

On Monday 15th September, hundreds of women, including ethnic women, will participate in a march on Parliament to call action to address domestic violence in New Zealand.

Shakti Community Council, an affiliate of the National Collective of Women's Refuge are seeking to draw attention to the particular challenges faced by ethnic women in relation to family violence.


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Date set for Mei Fan murder trial:

A trial date has been set for a Wellington man charged with murdering his estranged wife. Michael Preston, 59, appeared in the High Court in Wellington this week, where a trial date of April 20 next year was set.



Domestic Violence worse than war - study:

Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than US $8 Trillion a year.




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