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Massey Students Make You Tube Video

This video was developed by public relations students at Massey University who needed to do a project relating to a community agency/issue. I was impressed by what they came up with and it was great to have them show the interest in our agency and sexual violence. Ann Kent Manager   Click on this link End the Silence – ARCS …

Plea for $10m now to fight sex abuse

A sexual abuse prevention organisation has told the Government there is not enough funding to tackle sex abuse – and $10 million is needed now just to stabilise frontline services. A parliamentary inquiry into the level of funding for victim support and offender treatment organisations has begun and will hear submissions from a dozen groups that work in the community. …

Sexual assaults more than double world average

Sexual assaults more than double world average as reported on stuff.co.nz by  MARTY SILK The rate of sexual assault in Australia and New Zealand is more than double the world average, according to a new report. After several highly publicised rapes and murders of young women in India and South Africa, researchers from several countries  decided to review and estimate prevalence …

Z Good In The Hood Fundraising

Congratulations Abuse & Rape Crisis Support Manawatu!   We’re delighted to let you know that Abuse & Rape Crisis Support Manawatu is one of the four groups we’ve chosen to support through Good in the Hood at Z Ferguson St. That means Abuse & Rape Crisis Support Manawatu will receive a share of the money from Z Ferguson St – how …

Mother jailed for silence on rape

In what is believed to be the first case prosecuted under new child abuse laws, a Palmerston North mother who knew her daughter was being raped by her partner but did nothing has been sent to prison. In the Palmerston North District Court yesterday Judith Noeline Annette Burnett, 34, became the first person sentenced since a 2012 government law change …

Funding of Sexual Abuse Social Services Inquiry – SUBMISSION GUIDE

What is an inquiry and why should I make a submission?   The social services select committee’s job is to listen to evidence and advise parliament on how to improve social development in New Zealand. The committee includes members of parliament from National, Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party. The committee offers advice about pieces of legislation but …

Sexual abuse: Push for change in sex trials By Simon Collins

Raped and abused women should not be ‘revictimised’ by cross-examination in court, Auckland seminar told. Justice Minister Judith Collins. Photo / NZPA Sexual violence survivors are launching a push for alternatives to jury trials in a bid to avoid retraumatising victims. Speakers at a seminar in Auckland yesterday said fundamental changes were needed so raped and abused women were not …

PROPOSED new law restricts suspected child abusers

Suspected child abusers could be banned from being around children for up to 10 years without being convicted of a crime under a proposed new law to be announced today. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the restrictions could see up to 80 people a year slapped with orders preventing them from working, living and socialising with children, with penalties …

Privacy & Safety on Facebook – A Guide For Survivors Of Abuse

The American National Network to End Domestic Violence and Facebook have teamed up to offer tips for survivors of abuse, so that you can still use Facebook but maintain safety and control over your information Click on link below to download or view PDF     Privacy and safety on facebook