‘These people are voiceless, we’re here to be a voice’ – ex-Gloriavale member urges inquiry

‘These people are voiceless, we’re here to be a voice’ – ex-Gloriavale member urges inquiry

Radio New Zealand – 06/10/2020

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Former Gloriavale members are picketing the Election 2020 leaders debate in Christchurch, urging the prime minister to launch an inquiry into the secretive religious sect on the South Island’s West Coast.

They say they are frustrated by what they believe is a lack of action from any government agency in response to claims by former residents of abuse, exploitation, poor education and health services.

“There is so much wrong with that place. It is so despicable to me to think you wouldn’t think it needed an investigation,” former Gloriavale resident Hannah Harrison told Checkpoint.

Read more here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018767194/these-people-are-voiceless-we-re-here-to-be-a-voice-ex-gloriavale-member-urges-inquiry