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Calling for an end to gender comparisons in sexual abuse statistics.

A sexual abuse survivor is asking lawmakers to better acknowledge male rape victims and is calling for an end to gender comparisons in sexual abuse…

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Recovery Companions – Care and Support

https://recoverycompanions.co.nz/?gclid=CjwKCAiA-P7xBRAvEiwAow-VaQrtysIgv1lZYvwZemnUeD4ncfKhfVN8BYoK0d5JhOiDgbRlxdXswhoCJpIQAvD_BwE Recovery Companions New Zealand was inspired by two like minded individuals who both have been faced with the destruction of active addiction and the…

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Stratford mental wellness peer support group seeks new members

The group started, she says, at the suggestion of Bernie Kira of Supporting Families Taranaki. “Bernie was working with members of our families or wider…

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Greater support for people in mental health crisis

https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/article/undoctored/greater-support-people-mental-health-crisis ‘We need to do more to prevent people reaching crisis point and this can be done by “getting the right people, in the right…

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Meng Foon new race relations commissioner: fluent in te reo Māori

In fact, he’s fluent in four languages: Māori, Seyip, Cantonese and English, and he’s learning Mandarin. His reo has been a huge asset in his…

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Only two students were under the legal age of consent

http://bit.ly/2GReRsp She was employed at the school for about 12 years before her resignation last year. While working at the school, she had formed sexual…

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Your role was a pastoral one … you have seriously compromised your obligations.

http://bit.ly/2RSA23K The Blenheim teacher who admitted sexually abusing two schoolboys has abandoned a bid to keep her identity a secret and can now be named….

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Boy Scouts bankruptcy is ‘imminent’ amid sexual abuse scandals

http://bit.ly/2SdFrRH A bankruptcy filing that could spell the end of the Boy Scouts of America is “imminent,” sources told The Post. Crippled by thousands of…

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When sexual abuse was called seduction: France confronts its past

https://bbc.in/2uua659 But then Pivot turns to a woman who has so far been silent, a Canadian writer called Denise Bombardier, and the atmosphere suddenly changes….

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Jessica Simpson revealed being sexually assaulted as a child led to a reliance on drugs and alcohol

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51219549 The abuse she suffered began when she was six years old when she shared a bed with the daughter of a family friend. “It…

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