Category Archives: Refugees

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Plight of the Temporary Visa Holder

The global phenomenon that is the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have highlighted the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. For what feels like the first time, victims were believed and not blamed. This empowered scores of women … Continue reading

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Special Visas for Victims of Domestic Violence – The Challenges

According to the Family Violence Death Review Committee, between 2009 and 2015, 194 people died as a result of family violence. That is an average of 28 deaths per year, almost half of which were the result of intimate partner … Continue reading

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Pause for Thought – the Akbari Deportation Case

Earlier this week the NZ Herald uncovered the story of Sultan Ali Abdul Ali Akbari who had the threat of deportation suspended by Immigration New Zealand, even though he had committed multiple crimes of sexual assault.  The writer has to … Continue reading

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The Paris Attacks, Scarcity and Refugees

The slaughter of civilians in Paris this weekend has struck close to home for a lot of people.  My daughter was at a concert not far from the location of one of the attacks, and she reported “It was so chaotic, … Continue reading

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