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International Applause as New Zealand Approves Bill Offering Domestic Abuse Victims Paid Leave


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International Applause as New Zealand Approves Bill Offering Domestic Abuse Victims Paid Leave

Julia Conley, staff writer

After a seven-year campaign spearheaded by New Zealand Member of Parliament Jan Logie, the country's lawmakers passed legislation that will give domestic violence victims 10 days of paid leave from work, a step advocates say will give victims much-needed space to protect themselves from their abusers without jeopardizing their income.


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Seriously, you’ve got universal healthcare, and now this…New Zealand, you’re just rubbing our noses in it.


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outstanding! i still remember the days i had to go into work with black eyes and split lips. it was humiliating and scary. any steps toward making these steps easier for battered women is applaudable.


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Sorry to here that, I sincerely hope you’re situation has improved. Any kind of abuse is not ok.