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Breaking Silence: Season 2 Trailer

Breaking Silence: Season 2 Trailer

In this compelling new eight part sequel series for Stuff we open wide the issues of domestic abuse in New Zealand, and it will change the way you think about violence against women.

In this compelling new eight part sequel series for Stuff we open wide the issues of domestic abuse in New Zealand, and it will change the way you think about violence against women.

Episode 1: Jude Simpson

On average NZ police attend a family violence incident every five and a half minutes. Jude works at the Royal New Zealand Police college.

On average NZ police attend a family violence incident every five and a half minutes. Jude works at the Royal New Zealand Police college.

Episode 2: Stalking

An estimated 15 percent of stalking cases worldwide result in homicide. Tina was stalked by her ex- husband for over 3 years. Stalking and cyber stalking are currently not defined by the Crimes Act in New Zealand as an offence.

An estimated 15 percent of stalking cases worldwide result in homicide. Tina was stalked by her ex- husband for over 3 years. Stalking and cyber stalking are currently not defined by the Crimes Act in New Zealand as an offence.

Episode 3: Wiremu Witana

Over half a million people are directly affected by family violence in New Zealand each year. For many violence is handed from generation to generation. Wiremu, with the love and support of his parents, has broken this cycle of abuse.

Over half a million people are directly affected by family violence in New Zealand each year. For many violence is handed from generation to generation. Wiremu, with the love and support of his parents, has broken this cycle of abuse.

Episode 4: Sandra Dickinson

People who are part of the Rainbow community are more than twice as likely to experience partner violence than their straight counterparts. Sandra shares her own story and the unique challenges faced by those in the rainbow community.

People who are part of the Rainbow community are more than twice as likely to experience partner violence than their straight counterparts. Sandra shares her own story and the unique challenges faced by those in the rainbow community.

Episode 5: Debbs Murray

On average, nine women are killed by their partner or ex-partner in New Zealand every year. Almost a victim herself, Debbs, shares her story to illustrate 'coercive control' a pattern of behavior that is designed to exploit, dominate, and imprison..

On average, nine women are killed by their partner or ex-partner in New Zealand every year. Almost a victim herself, Debbs, shares her story to illustrate 'coercive control' a pattern of behavior that is designed to exploit, dominate, and imprison..

Episode 6: Lualima Hansen

Research shows that victims of childhood abuse are twice as likely to enter an abusive relationship as adults. For Lima, who once rejected her Samoan roots in an effort to move on from horrific abuse suffered as a child, her faith gave her the ...

Research shows that victims of childhood abuse are twice as likely to enter an abusive relationship as adults. For Lima, who once rejected her Samoan roots in an effort to move on from horrific abuse suffered as a child, her faith gave her the ...

Episode 7: Pet Abuse

With many refuges being unable to accommodate animals, a surprising fifty three percent of abuse victims stay in violent relationships longer out of fear their animals will be harmed.

With many refuges being unable to accommodate animals, a surprising fifty three percent of abuse victims stay in violent relationships longer out of fear their animals will be harmed.

Episode 8: I Got Your Backpack

Last year there were 53,000 women referred to refuges. For many there is no time to pack and they have just the clothes on their backs.

Last year there were 53,000 women referred to refuges. For many there is no time to pack and they have just the clothes on their backs.