William (Bill) O’Brien, trustee and manager of the Sophie Elliott Foundation was awarded the NZ Order of Merit over the Queens Birthday Weekend for services to victim support and the prevention of domestic violence. Bill is responsible for the trust’s day-to-day operations, including its work to help young people foster healthy relationships through its Loves-Me-Not programmes in schools. The Loves-Me-Not programme has reached over 10,000 students in 105 secondary schools so far, and is being rolled out to new schools every year. All the Trustees of the Sophie Elliott Foundation are proud of Bill and the recognition for his tireless […]
Is there someone in your life who yells at you, belittles you, tries to control you and speaks to you with disrespect or cruel jest? Are your opinions ignored and your accomplishments never acknowledged?
Cherry.G tells an eye opening story of how a relationship can start off so well and end up in covert abuse. It shows how one can easily slip into being daily abused without eve...n recognising the signs, and covers a relationship from start to finish including; getting out, society issues and the legal system.
This year men are being asked to take ‘The Pledge’. While most men are not violent, most violence against women is perpetrated by men. This is why The Pledge is so important. It is a call to action for New Zealand men to take ownership of men’s violence towards women, and to actively be part of the solution.