Once Were Warriors 25 years on: Violence, addiction, sexual abuse – what has New Zealand learned? A blinding spotlight revealed NZ’s ugly issues with family harm, alcohol and crime. Has anything changed?

I’m sure some saw/see this book/movie as nothing more than fiction. What have we learned? Not much. Way too much of my job in Shoebox Christmas is still about explaining how different life looks for the kids the project is set up to help. That difference shouldn’t be news. As long as we’re not looking outside our circle, our street, or our neighbourhood, lots of these struggles will continue to go on in misunderstood silence. Have a look around.

from Pera Barrett https://ift.tt/2RAaXZp

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