Ministers to host family violence summit in Wellington

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Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley will be hosting a national summit on family violence in Wellington on 7 June 2017.

Minister Adams said “Across New Zealand there are large numbers of people working hard every day to combat this horrific form of abuse. The Family Violence Summit will bring together people from the sector to continue the conversation around how we break the pattern of family violence and reduce the harm.”

Individuals will be invited from groups working on family violence including NGOs, support workers, victims and former perpetrators.

The Summit is intended to support the work already underway as part of the Government’s family and whānau violence work including the recently introduced Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill reforming relevant legislation.

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Victim advocates fear family violence summit an empty gesture ahead of election, NZ Herald, 28.03.2017