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Sam and Lydia

New Zealand Hague Collective
Sam and Lydia

Thursday, 29 August 2024

2:00 am

If you have worked in the Family Violence space, you will very likely have come across cases where the Hague Convention was an issue.  Originally designed to create safety and means to return abducted children to safe parents, sadly, it is now often used as a powerful coercive control tool to force primary victims and children back to unsafe people, situations and countries.

This is critical learning. Please come and join the phenomenal Sam and Lydia as they talk you through their personal journeys and experiences, the work they are now doing, and the resources they are providing to support you on the frontline.

The New Zealand Hague Collective is a registered charity, founded by two local mothers who have been through this process and understand the complex issues involved.

​The New Zealand Hague Collective is committed to advocacy, social policy and legislative change in this space to allow the use of Family and Sexual Violence as a valid defence under section 13(1)(b) of the 1980 Hague Convention.

Above all else they aim to support parents and their children to remain safe from harm during this process whilst they await the resolution of their case

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