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 …

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 …

The Global Fight Against Child Pornography

Article by Barbara Lambourn , the national advocacy manager for Unicef NZ.   OPINION: In New Zealand we are well aware that we lag behind similar developed countries in rankings for child protection. Our abuse figures continue to shame us. Stories of neglect and cruelty are daily media events. But another level of abhorrence was added last week with the story of …

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