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Sharia child marriages popular in New Zealand

Last night Newshub brought you the story about a Kiwi woman forced into marriage at the age of 15. That’s prompted a debate over the rules that allow some 16- and 17-year-olds to marry. Currently they need to get consent from their parents, but a private members Bill would push to make the Family Court… Continue reading Sharia child marriages popular in New Zealand

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New Zealand forced marriage victims young as 10

Newshub has learned that underage Kiwi girls are being forced into marriage and some as young as 10 years old are being promised as brides. A refuge for ethnic women in New Zealand says a loophole in marriage law is being exploited to carry out forced marriages. Three months ago the Government announced a move… Continue reading New Zealand forced marriage victims young as 10

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Refuge welcomes forced marriage law change

A new law banning forced marriage is being welcomed by the Shakti Women’s Refuge, which says it’s dealing with hundreds of cases involving coerced marriages. Anyone coercing, threatening or intimidating someone into marriage now faces up to five years in prison in one of 50 law changes unveiled by the government yesterday, in a bid… Continue reading Refuge welcomes forced marriage law change

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New Zealand bans forced marriages in crackdown on domestic violence

The New Zealand government has announced sweeping changes to its domestic violence laws, aimed at tackling the country’s poor record on family abuse. New Zealand has the highest rate of domestic abuse in the OECD. Last year New Zealand police investigated over 100,000 incidents of family violence, with one in every three New Zealand women… Continue reading New Zealand bans forced marriages in crackdown on domestic violence

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New family violence laws crack down on forced marriage

ISW note: this has taken over 6 years, see story (10/3/2010) which highlights the problems from just ONE NZ mosque remember that there hare hundreds of mosques in New Zealand. Notice the racial tons of the story, hiding Pakistani as “Asian” while highlighting another Asian nation as “Indian.” This is Islam through and through, copying… Continue reading New family violence laws crack down on forced marriage

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Iranian filmmaker arrives in NZ after Immigration u-turn

An Iranian filmmaker who has arrived in New Zealand after initially being banned says Iranians are treated as a potential threat outside their homeland. Roksareh Ghammaghami has touched down in Wellington to promote her new documentary about child brides, after an embarrassing u-turn by Immigration officials who initially denied her visa because they thought she’d… Continue reading Iranian filmmaker arrives in NZ after Immigration u-turn