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Weekly Media Roundup

March 19, 2015 at 8:16 AM

Life for man who killed wife and daughter:

On the morning of May 19, 2014, Ishrat Malik called his daughter to tell her he had "finished" her mother and sister.

Farhat Rana Malik and her 18-year-old daughter, Sidra Noor Malik, lay dead in the family's Ranui home, suffering more than 50 stab wounds between them.

Crown prosecutor Josh Shaw said the purpose of the phone call from Malik to his eldest daughter Rida "seems to have been to show she had not won".



Family and friends mourn murdered student:

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a ''beautiful soul taken too soon''.

Massey University student Virginia Ford was allegedly murdered on Friday night by a 21-year-old man with whom she lived in Palmerston North.



Strict bail conditions for woman charged with stabbing murder:

A 28-year-old woman charged with murder, after allegedly stabbing a man in Porirua, has been released under strict bail conditions.

Police were called to a property in Bedford St, Cannons Creek, shortly before 11pm last night after reports of a stabbing.

A man was found in a critical condition and was stabilised at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Wellington Hospital. The 37-year-old later died of his injuries.

The pair both lived at the house and police believe it is a family violence incident.



Palmerston North's Refuge boss moving to Wellington:

After nearly 20 years with Palmerston North's Women's Refuge, Dr Ang Jury will be taking up the reins of the organisation in Wellington.

Jury has been appointed chief executive of the National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges and will be joining the national office towards the end of the month.



Joint programme on ending violence against women and children:

Representatives from the Solomon Islands Government, UN agencies and civil society organisations gathered in Honiara on Wednesday March 11 to celebrate the official launch of the first phase of the UN-Solomon Islands Government Joint Programme on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls (Joint Programme).



Rap video by Indian women attacking rape attitudes in their country goes viral:

Two Indian women's powerful rap message addressing sexual violence in India has gone viral.

Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain posted the YouTube clip yesterday and have already racked up over 90,000 views.

The rap comes just days after reports indicated an elderly nun had been gang raped in India and following from a national outcry after the Indian government attempted to ban the broadcast of a BBC documentary on the 2012 rape of Jhoti Singh.



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