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 …

Attorneys-General of several countries agreed to ‘work together to more closely to fight sexual violence against women and children’ at a high-level meeting in Auckland this week.

Attorneys-General resolve to support prosecutions of sexual violence The Attorneys-General of Canada, Australia, the United States, New Zealand and England and Wales resolved to work together more closely to fight sexual violence against women and children at yesterday’s Quintet meeting of Attorneys-General in Auckland.   PDF of media release link is below   TOAH-NNEST 1

Horror In Paradise

Global outrage is growing against a Maldives court’s verdict announced on February 26, 2013 to flog a 15-year-old girl who was originally a victim of rape and sexual abuse. She now faces 100 lashes in public which will be administered when she turns 18. More than two million people have signed a petition created by the campaign website Avaaz.org, urging Maldivian authorities to protect …