Have you signed the pledge

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Today of course is White Ribbon Day, a day of remembrance of men’s violence towards women. It is also a day where we take stock of the appalling statistics, recognising that in New Zealand alone, on average 14 women per year die at the hands of their partners or ex-partners.

It is easy for those of who work in the field to stand up and take a position. But violence against women (our mothers, partners, sisters, daughters) will not stop until we ALL take a clear position. This is an area where hedging our bets is a dangerous decision. The pledge is pretty simple. It states: I promise to never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence towards women. 

Although I began working on this kaupapa (cause) some 30 years ago, today I repledged my commitment. Join me and the thousands of other New Zealanders in say no to violence towards women.

Take the pledge now 

Published on Sunday, November 24th, 2013, under Family violence

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