A Women’s Refuge dream has come true with the sale of Dream Magnets at The Warehouse stores throughout New Zealand raising $127,508 for the charity.
“More than 70,000 Dream Magnets were sold, each with inspiring messages for families,” says Women’s Refuge Chief Executive Heather Henare. “Within the package we were also able to share key messages about how people can seek help for domestic violence and also help anyone they knew who might be experiencing domestic... Read more
Last night’s murder of two children by a violent man who had a protection order against him is a tragic reminder of how much more we must do as a society to address domestic and family violence in New Zealand says Heather Henare, Chief Executive of Women’s Refuge.
“We need to concentrate on the fact that there is a link between breaches of protection orders and domestic violence murders in this country,” she says, “people who threaten to kill should be treated in... Read more
Reliability is critical for Women’s Refuge, as face to face time with women in the grip of a violent relationship can save lives. Enabling on-call advocates to support families 24 hours a day in their homes is one use for the 25 new Prius v supplied by Toyota. Taumarunui Women’s refuge co-ordinator Sonia Hepi-Treanor says the local community service’s new vehicle – one of the 25 – has made “an enormous difference”.“The Taumarunui Women’s Refuge... Read more