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Domestic Violence Support for Maori Women with Denise Wilson: 13th of December, 2019

Domestic Violence Support for Maori Women with Denise Wilson: 13th of December, 2019

Domestic Violence Support for Maori Women with Denise Wilson: 13th of December, 2019 Domestic Violence Support for Maori Women with Denise Wilson: 13th of December, 2019, 8.01 MB
Friday, December 13, 2019

A recent report suggests that agencies designed to aid Maori women in unsafe relationships can actually contribute to further entrapment as Maori women report often feeling alienated and discriminated against while trying to access care. 

In New Zealand, partner violence is estimated to affect one in three women while for Maori Women the prevalence could be as high as 80 percent. 

Director of the Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research, Denise Wilson conducted a report studying the processes and strategies Maori women use to keep themselves safe in unsafe partner relationships. 

She spoke with 28 wahine Maori hearing about their personal experiences surviving domestic violence and reaching out to systems that are intended to help them find some level of safety. 

Laura Kvigstad speaks with Denise Wilson on her research, delving into what the barriers are for Maori Women in accessing the services they need to get out of unsafe relationships.