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
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
See: FIANZ defend the practice here in New Zealand 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… Continue reading New Zealand forced marriage victims young as 10
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