This is a huge W (win) for New Zealand, I hope that somehow the rest of the world gets on board. This epidemic has gone unaddressed, properly and efficiently handled for way to long.
Think about it how can society strongly insist that abuse victims leave their lives behind to push them out of somewhat a stable environment right into poverty?
Survivors need time to figure out where they're going to live, what their next step is, and they need, if they're working, the security of their job.
Legislation all over the world must set in place laws that will help protect citizens and abuse victims family like what New Zealand has done. Most abuse victims work a fulltime job so when they leave the relationship they often times leave everything behind including their jobs. Its a sin that others on the outside can't seem to step out of judgment mode to actually attempt to understand what a victim goes through during and post relationship. Some of which is out of their control. They don't seem to fully understand or just don't care to understand the economic hardship involved or how hard it is for a victim to think straight and adequately process even times what may appear tedious. A law like this here in the states could mean major advancements for society and changing cultural misguided stigmas associated with DV. This could bring about unity and encouragement for individuals to speak up about their abuse. Also, force the change of culture norms, in saying as a Government we have a stake in this, we back victims and abuse is not ok nor will be tolerated/ignored any longer.
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