Call for New Zealand and Australia to work together to combat racism. Student Nikki Singh, Shakti founder Farida Sultana and Australia Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi. Photo: RNZ / Lui Chen A migrant and refugee support organisation says it’s important for people to learn more about minorities to promote understanding and combat extremism. A one-day trans-Tasman… Continue reading Call for New Zealand and Australia to work together to combat racism.
New Zealand gov’t have previously refused to specifically outlaw Child Marriage here in New Zealand. Of course extended family approve, they too get NZ citizenship out of the deal: Child marriage in NZ: Teenage brides, grooms given visas to live with NZ-based spouses Immigration New Zealand has approved more than 20 partnership visas for child brides… Continue reading Child marriage in NZ: Teenage brides, grooms given visas to live with NZ-based spouses
Almost 800 girls under 18 were married in New Zealand in the past decade, and women’s rights activists believe a number of those marriages were against the will of the brides. It is not illegal for 16 and 17-year-olds to marry with parental consent but activists suggest a number of those marriages are forced by… Continue reading Young brides ‘forced to wed’
Ranjeeta Sharma Honour killings have taken place in New Zealand, a spokesperson for an ethnic women’s group says. The comment comes in the wake of the death of 28-year-old Fijian Indian Ranjeeta Sharma, who was found burnt to death on the side of a rural Huntly road. Herald inquiries have revealed that Mrs Sharma –… Continue reading Real threat of honour killings in NZ, women’s group says
Quran: 33:21. There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of God an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in God and the Last Day and [who] remembers God often. Narrated `Aisha I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play… Continue reading 14 & pregnant: Child brides & Sharia takes priority over NZ law.