Monthly Archives: November 2007

Human Rights Commission Event, 3 December 2007

HRC Flyer

One week away, on Monday 3 December – in the middle of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence which run from 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to 10 December, Human Rights Day – a special early evening “Speakers’ Forum” will be hosted by Human Rights Commission.

Dr Neville Robertson and Assoc. Professor Ruth Busch, Waikato University will discuss:
“Living at the Cutting Edge: Women’s experiences of protection orders”

The Human Rights Commission invite you to join them on
Monday the 3rd of December, 5.45pm
at the Human Rights Commission,
Level 10, Tower Centre, 45 Queen St Auckland

Please RSVP to Eileen Burton, or 09 306 2655. Light refreshments will be provided.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, this research project on women’s experiences of protection orders exposes many of the barriers Maori, Pakeha, Pasifika and other women face in protecting themselves and their children from domestic violence. The research pays particular attention to police and judicial responses to domestic violence but also examines the role of social services, family and whanau, immigration authorities, and ethnic and religious communities.

This seminar, in which Neville and Ruth will be highlighting some of the key findings, is aimed at providing Auckland members of the Human Rights Network and any interested people from their own extensive networks, with the opportunity to discuss the findings and ask questions.

Flyer is attached: please circulate widely.