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The more we talk about sexual abuse, the more we can reduce the stigma and demonstrate the scale of the problem. Crucially, spreading the message helps survivors learn that HELP is here to support and advocate for them – and helps others learn how to protect themselves, their families and their community.

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4 ways to stand against sexual abuse

Want to make a tangible difference in reducing New Zealand’s horrifying sexual abuse statistics? Here are four ways you can take action and have your say…


Give feedback to the police

If you’ve experienced sexual assault, you can give feedback to the police about your experience of the process – or why you didn’t report it to the police at the time – by completing a short, confidential survey here.


Get involved with Te Aorerekura – a national strategy

Te Aorerekura is the government’s national strategy to end sexual violence and family violence. If you’d like to be included in consultations about the strategy, send your contact information to


Contact the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence

Hon Marama Davidson is leading the Te Aorerekura strategy for New Zealand. You can email her to let her know what you think at, and follow her on Instagram to see what she’s doing to create change.


Join an activist network

Many survivors and supporters want to take action to raise awareness, educate our community and advocate for others.

If you’re a young woman, follow @dearem on Insta to see if you like what we do, then sign up for our next Embassador intake at Dear Em is a website-based social media and leadership programme for young people – designed to raise awareness and change dynamics that support sexual violence and cause harm.

If you’re a tertiary student, see Thursdays in Black for a national campaign run by and for students to respond to and end sexual violence in tertiary education.

Auckland Women’s Centre runs an intersectional feminist club. Join a session to discuss feminist issues, gender and justice in a casual, safe and low-pressure environment.