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Family Violence: How many of us are being destroyed?
Definitions and methodology [From OECD Family Data Base]
Family violence, also known as domestic violence, is defined as any violent act inflicted by one family member on another. It may occur between partners, by parents against children, by children against other children, by children against parents and by adult children against elderly parents. Here we consider violence between partners in an intimate relationship (marriage, cohabitation or dating) and to violence by parents against children. Family violence has many forms including: physical, sexual, emotional or economic abuse . It also includes neglect (passive abuse) which is mainly inflicted on children.
- Physical violence: hurting or trying to hurt another by pushing, hitting, kicking, slapping, throwing objects strangling, threatening, injuring with a weapon or using other kind of physical force.
- Sexual violence: forcing another person to take part in a sexual act when the other does not give her/his consent, including (attempted) rape.
- Emotional violence: exposing the victim to humiliating or abusive behaviours, including extreme jealousy, intimidation, threat to harm children or others, threat of suicide, not allowing victims to see friends or family, stalking.
- Economic violence: control over money an d other economic resources (sometimes included in emotional violence).
- Neglect: act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.
OECD Family Database http://www.oecd.org/social/family/database.htm OECD – Social Policy Division – Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affair
Children and teenagers are 50 per cent more likely to die of abuse in New Zealand than in Australia
The 2003 Unicef’s Child Maltreatment Deaths in Rich Nations report was the first ever attempt to catalogue physical abuse of children in the 27 richest nations of the world. New Zealand had the third-highest child-homicide rate of children aged up to 14 years for the period studied – exceeded only by Mexico and the United States.
In 2007, Unicef’s Innocenti Research Centre report revealed New Zealand’s children and teens were more likely to die from accidents and injuries than those in any other developed country. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/74207543/Child-homicide-in-New-Zealand-How-do-the-numbers-compare-internationally
Other News in Drips…
Fatal collision on SH65 (earthquake route), north of Springs Junction
One person was killed in a collision between two trucks on SH65, 9.5kms north of Springs Junction, police said.
Another person has been taken to Greymouth Hospital by helicopter.
Police recover body of missing Takaka man
The body of missing Takaka man James Rano Dick, known as Hemi, has been found, police said. The 45-year-old’s body was recovered by the Police dive squad around 120 metres down the Takaka River from where he was last seen last Wednesday, and was taken to Nelson.
Children of missing freedom camper help recover father’s body from Takaka River
Hemi was described as an open-hearted and humble steward of the land. Hemi was described as an open-hearted and humble steward of the land.
Another hydrothermal eruption in Lake Rotorua