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Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
Survey of NZ Police Response to Family and Sexual Violence!
Closes 16th October 2022

Backbone has released a new survey to gather feedback about how the NZ Police respond to family violence and sexual violence and how that response can be improved. They also want to learn more about why people choose not to contact the police. The findings from this survey will be used to create a set of recommendations to improve police response which will be presented to NZ Police and other government agencies.

Backbone is working with Takatāpui and Rainbow organisation Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura to better understand the needs of Takatāpui, trans and non-binary people, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual and asexual women. These survey responses will be read, analysed and written up into the final report by Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura.

The survey is open to all women, trans and non-binary people living in Aotearoa New Zealand, aged 16+, who have experienced either family violence and/or sexual violence.

The survey will be open for six weeks and closes on 16 October 2022.
You can go to the survey via this link https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6962139/Police-survey

You can find out more about Backbone by visiting their webpage and Facebook page.
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
Rally for Consent Law Reform

When: Tuesday 27th September 1pm
Where: Parliament Steps, Wellington

Over recent months there has been much discussion around how the current state of our consent legislation is failing both survivors and communities, and it has been encouraging to see significant growth in the movement for consent law reform. At the forefront of this movement youth activist Layba Zubair, alongside the Dear Em leadership team at Help Auckland have been advocating for change through their petition asking that the House of Representatives urge the Government to reform our current consent laws.

This petition calls for a change to our legislation that will reflect the community and sexual violence sector’s understanding of consent. We are calling for legislation that will provide us with a clear positive definition of consent that can guide communities to better support survivors and work to prevent sexual violence from occurring, while empowering young people about consent.

We would like to invite you to join us at this rally as we come together as a community to call on Parliament to reform our current consent laws and provide a clear positive definition of consent within our legislation.

Link to the Facebook event can be found here: https://fb.me/e/3zSZDzGpl
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Sexual Violence Sector Webinar 2 (Presented by Tarapuhi Vaeau)
Friday 23rd September 11am

Due to great interest in developing the sectors knowledge on the topic, Tauiwi Caucus and Tarapuhi Vaeau will be holding a second webinar on Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It will explore Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implication for service delivery in the sexual violence sector, as well as enhancing understanding of Tauiwi responsibilities regarding Te Tiriti, and the impacts of colonisation and racism on practice and workplaces. This webinar is meant to build on the teachings of the Te Tiriti Webinar held in July 2022.

Tarapuhi (Ngāti Raukawa ki Te Tonga, Te Ati Haunui-a-Papārangi) is a Wellington based māmā to her son and and caregiver to her two siblings. Tarapuhi works as a lecturer at Victoria University and a designer at TātouTātou consulting. She conducts whānau based research on the impact of historical-trauma, personal trauma, and structural racism on hauora Māori. She works alongside design teams and co-designers to employ Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a foundational design framework in a range of industries including health, the arts, and violence prevention.

Registration essential. Register here. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KDT46sC_S1mgMJM-3gb7VA
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
We have had so much interest in our conference, its SOLD OUT!! If you missed out and are still wanting to register, email us to be added to the waiting list.
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
NEW DATE: Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Sexual Violence Sector Webinar (Presented by Tarapuhi Vaeau)

Friday 29th July at 11am.

This webinar will explore Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implication for service delivery in the sexual violence sector, as well as enhancing understanding of Tauiwi responsibilities regarding Te Tiriti, and the impacts of colonisation and racism on practice and workplaces.
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Tarapuhi (Ngāti Raukawa ki Te Tonga, Te Ati Haunui-a-Papārangi) is a Wellington based māmā to her son and and caregiver to her two siblings. Tarapuhi works as a lecturer at Victoria University and a designer at TātouTātou consulting. She conducts whānau based research on the impact of historical-trauma, personal trauma, and structural racism on hauora Māori. She works alongside design teams and co-designers to employ Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a foundational design framework in a range of industries including health, the arts, and violence prevention.

Registration essential. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2bJBgtC-TjmsYH87o2u5VA
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
He pānui for our theatre-going members!

CW: mention of sexual violence and suicide

Introducing: THE SWING by Helen Pearse-Otene - a powerful play weaving the pūrākau of Hinetītama and Tānemahuta into a contemporary portrayal of whānau struggling to recover from the shadow of ngau whiore (sexual abuse) and whakamomori (suicide).

Writer Helen Pearse-Otene is a registered and practising Psychologist and PhD, and director Jim Moriarty is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. Their work engages audiences with larger conversations and brings what is hidden into the light.

The cast includes Hariata Moriarty (Cousins, Beyond The Veil), Angie Meiklejohn (The Three Sisters, Angie), Jeremy Davis (Ngā Uri Taniwha, Ngāti Whakaue, Hinepau) and Kimberley Skipper (Ngā Uri Taniwha, Hinepau).

Time: 1.00pm and 6.30pm, Saturday 23 July
1.00pm and 6.30pm, Sunday 24 July
Location: Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Centre
11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington
On-site carparking is free.

Ticketing: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/the-swing-by-helen-pearse-otene-tickets-373964476817

Following the 90-minute play there will be refreshments and an optional facilitated kōrero with the company about the themes explored in The Swing.

Come along if this interests you!

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