Enabling the Wellbeing of Male Survivors of Sexual Violence.
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It is well established that children were physically and sexually abused in state care in New Zealand over many decades. But what has always been carefully hidden is the subsequent role of the Crown in deliberately, actively suppressing and stifling the bids for justice by survivors of those crimes. This article reveals the lengths to…
Was your mother or stepmother ever slapped, hit, kicked, punched or beaten up? Did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic? Did you live with anyone who was depressed, mentally ill or suicidal? Did a parent or adult in your home ever swear at you, insult you, or put you down?…
The government is inviting feedback from tangata whenua, victim-survivors, communities throughout the country, service providers and individuals. The government has launched work to develop a National Strategy and Action plans to eliminate family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Joint Venture is coordinating this work. This consultation starts on 12 May 2021…
People cope with grief in different ways, and the same holds true following a suicide. Many people will experience a broad range of emotions including, anger, hurt and sadness. Although each person experiences grief in their own way, some common patterns occur. In his latest research, Victoria University of Wellington School of Education Lecturer Dr…
A SPACE for male survivors of sexual violence has opened up in the heart of Tairawhiti. The official launch of Te Hokai Male Survivors Tairawhiti was held at 73 Peel Street where Tauawhi Men’s Centre co-ordinator Tim Marshall, former Male Survivors Aotearoa (MSA) national advocate Ken Clearwater, MSA chairperson Phil Chapman, Green MP and former…
The Royal Commission into abuse in state and faith-based care has today heard from a man so affected by abuse that he set fire to his sleeping father, and later in life killed a man in revenge for his hurt. Twenty-eight witnesses are currently giving evidence in a two-week hearing in Auckland. Dr Rawiri…
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