The survey creators, Ella Lamont and Sophia Harrison, presented the results to Wellington City Council on Thursday, provided possible solutions and demanded the city’s decision-makers take action on sexual violence in the capital. Later in the meeting, councillor Tamatha Paul, who holds the city safety portfolio, passed a resolution forContinue Reading

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New research shows the rate of New Zealand women facing sexual violence from a partner – one in six – has been mostly steady for the past 80 years. The research, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, also found one in five children experience sexual abuse, and oneContinue Reading

The Conversation: Sexual violence in pubs and clubs: just a normal night out? By Bianca Fileborn, La Trobe University Unwanted sexual behaviour is becoming a normal part of a night out for women, with many reporting they experience anything from comments to groping and sexual assault. Sexual violation of theContinue Reading

You are not alone. 1 in 4 males are/will be survivors of sexual abuse. It was not your fault. #Healing is possible. — MaleSurvivor (@MaleSurvivorORG) March 9, 2017 In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes; anContinue Reading Campaign for Consent is a loose network of individuals and organisations from across the region who are actively interested in preventing sexual violence. The network was formed as a response to the issues raised by the Roastbusters incidents and commentary. The network seeks to transform the landscape of howContinue Reading

‘Christchurch’s youngest don’, sex offender Tasi Selini, on the run from police In 2009, he allegedly kidnapped a man – driving him around Christchurch for several hours assaulting him, stabbing him in the leg with a knife and abandoning him. A witness at trial gave evidence of Selini referringContinue Reading

Mayor of Cologne, Germany, under fire for saying women should keep men "at arm’s length": — Women in the World (@WomenintheWorld) January 6, 2016 Up to 300 people have protested in the German city of Cologne over the wave of sexual assaults that allegedly took place in theContinue Reading As you may have heard by now, Marvel’s latest outing, the Netflix series “Jessica Jones,” is a story about PTSD and sexual violence. Over the span of 13 episodes, Jessica (Krysten Ritter) does her best to defeat the sinister Kilgrave (David Tennant), a man born with the powers ofContinue Reading