Stuff: Gender-based violence NZ’s shame, women’s rights commissioner tells UN

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Domestic violence is New Zealand’s leading human rights issue – and successive governments have failed generations of women, outgoing women’s rights commissioner Jackie Blue has told the UN.

In a missive ahead of her departure from the Human Rights Commission, Blue – a former National MP and herself a survivor of domestic violence – has told a United Nations committee the country’s responses to its worst and most shameful problem have been inadequate.

“It shouldn’t be a political issue, this should be something all parties agree is our number one human rights issue,” Blue said, in an interview with Stuff.

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