Kiwi singer Tina Cross has teamed up with a police choir for a powerful message against domestic violence.
Joining forces with the Counties Manukau District Commander's Police Choir and teenagers from Otahuhu Blue Light Choir, Cross re-recorded her 2014 song Walk Away as a message of support for women in abusive relationships.
According to TV3 last night
So far this year, 33 people have died from family violence - 16 children, 10 women and 7 men.
And recently from the DomPost:
A Stuff data investigation has found at least 204 children, aged 0-14, have died as a result of neglect, abuse, or maltreatment in New Zealand since 1992.
Most commonly, they died at the hands of men. Almost three quarters of the killers were family members.
The killers were almost equally likely to be mothers or fathers, accounting for 31 per cent and 29 per cent of cases respectively, where the victim's relationship with the killer was known.
So who will sing for the male victims of domestic abuse?
And who will sing for the children killed by their mothers?
Personally, I view singing for a cause as a wankfest.
But it does continue to highlight a biased and unjust refusal to acknowledge the active and aggressive part women can and do play in family violence.