Call for New Zealand and Australia to work together to combat racism.

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.

Child marriage in NZ: Teenage brides, grooms given visas to live with NZ-based spouses

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

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

New Zealand forced marriage victims young as 10

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

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

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

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

Young brides ‘forced to wed’

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’

Real threat of honour killings in NZ, women’s group says

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