Escalation of domestic violence during lockdown

Escalation of domestic violence during lockdown

During the latest lockdown in Auckland,  Shine saw unprecedented demand for its services and a rise in the most severe violence. Shine staff talk about what they're dealing with on the frontline:

Watch: Domestic violence increase during Auckland’s Alert Level 3 sees unprecedented demand for refuges, 1News, August 2020

Read: Domestic violence increases rapidly in New Zealand - strangulation, beatings 'commonplace' in 2020, NZ Herald, September 2020

“I would not have made it this far without Shine’s support. Shine helped me when I hit bottom and there was no hope, then supported me with everything, before and after the birth of my son. You gave me the strength to stand on my feet and look forward when I was miserable and suicidal. I have my life and freedom back as I have a new warm and safe place and my ex-partner is in prison. Thank you for saving my life and my son’s life!!” a Shine client