On her deathbed, domestic violence victim challenges Family Court failings

On her deathbed, domestic violence victim challenges Family Court failings

This story, told by a woman on her deathbed, highlights failings of the Family Court to protect victims of domestic violence. Justice Minister Andrew Little announces a ministerial review of the Family court. Shine’s Jill Proudfoot comments on "Successive Governments have said 'we're working on it, things are getting better' but actually most women's experience is that they're not."

Read the stuff.co.nz article "She thought the court would protect her".


This article talks about when she challenges the Family Court.

“I am blessed and grateful to be here (at Shine's refuge) cause I wouldn‘t know where to go or how I’d even cope stuck in the circle of being hurt and abused. Shine has saved my daughter and me.” a Shine refuge client