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Amnesty International campaigns for end to domestic violence

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Amnesty International will be making a donation of over $500 to Aviva (formerly known as Women’s Refuge Christchurch) at the conclusion of Tuesday’s inner city march against domestic violence.

The march is part of White Ribbon Day, a national day of action which campaigns for an end to domestic violence. The march will start at 0945 from the new Christchurch Police Station and finish at 1100 at the Hagley Netball Courts. It is here that Amnesty International Christchurch representative Anna Stevens will present a cheque to Aviva for a little over $500 that was collected by group members on Saturday at a stall in Countdown on Moorhouse Ave.

"Domestic Violence is still a huge issue in New Zealand" says Stevens. "It disproportionately affects women and denies them their basic human rights. Aviva does a fantastic job by supporting these individuals and families to become - and stay - free of violence".

Amnesty International, a human rights action group, campaigns for an end to grave human rights abuses around the world. White Ribbon Day, which focuses on ending domestic violence, is an annual campaign that Amnesty supports. For more information or how to support Amnesty’s work, please visit the website http://www.amnesty.org.nz or email CHCHRT@amnesty.org.nz

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