1News – Gloriavale lawyer says ex-resident signed away employment rights

1News – Gloriavale lawyer says ex-resident signed away employment rights

: 1News – 1/09/2022 It’s been suggested a former Gloriavale resident signed away her workers’ rights. Pearl Valor is one of six women fighting for the right to have been treated as an employee, rather than a volunteer while at the West Coast commune. Read more here: https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/09/01/gloriavale-lawyer-says-ex-resident-signed-away-employment-rights/…
RNZ – Gloriavale leaders thought they were above law – ex-member

RNZ – Gloriavale leaders thought they were above law – ex-member

: RNZ – 1/09/2022 A former Gloriavale woman says the Christian community’s leaders thought they were above the law. The Employment Court has been hearing evidence from leavers who claim they were working in slave-like conditions and exposed to sexual harassment and abuse from a young age. Read more here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018857067/gloriavale-leaders-thought-they-were-above-law-ex-member…
Stuff – Gloriavale shepherds use food ‘as a weapon’ and believe they are ‘above the law’, leaver says

Stuff – Gloriavale shepherds use food ‘as a weapon’ and believe they are ‘above the law’, leaver says

: Stuff – 1/09/2022 A Gloriavale leaver born into the Christian community says she decided to leave when the community kept changing its values and beliefs to “cover their tracks”. Pearl Valor continued giving evidence on day four of the Christchurch Employment Court hearing on Thursday, where it is alleged women…
NZ Herald – ‘Help us’ – Ex-Gloriavale women call on Kiwis for help as they fight for ‘justice’ in Employment Court

NZ Herald – ‘Help us’ – Ex-Gloriavale women call on Kiwis for help as they fight for ‘justice’ in Employment Court

: NZ Herald – 1/09/2022 A mum-of-11 who escaped the Gloriavale and is part of an Employment Court case against the Christian community – alleging women are treated as “modern-day slaves” – is calling on Kiwis for help. Virginia Courage and fellow leavers Pearl Valor, Serenity Pilgrim, Rose Standtrue, Anna Courage…
RNZ – Court hears distressing accounts from ex-Gloriavale women

RNZ – Court hears distressing accounts from ex-Gloriavale women

: RNZ – 31/08/2022 A court has heard distressing testimony from a former Gloriavale woman who says her treatment at the secretive Christian community made her suicidal. The Employment Court has also heard evidence girls as young as eight were worried about being groped while serving food. Read more here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018856906/court-hears-distressing-accounts-from-ex-gloriavale-women…