‘Everyone needs the right help’ campaign launch
16 November 2012
‘Everyone needs the right
help’ campaign launch
A new Green Party
campaign has been launched to highlight the need for better
access to specialist services for survivors of rape and
“There are whole groups of people in
New Zealand who don’t have the access they need to
specialist survivor services to help them recover from
sexual violence,” Green Party spokesperson for women Jan
“That’s why we’ve launched the
‘everyone needs the right help’ campaign.
“Groups like disabled people, Pacifica people and
refugees are left with no services to support their specific
needs. Male survivors of sexual abuse and people in remote
communities also have little chance of getting help.
“On top of the current gaps, existing services are
being reduced and closed, even though more and more
survivors are asking for help, leaving people with nowhere
“Everyone needs the right help, and our
campaign will highlight the under-resourcing of specialist
survivor services for people who have been raped, sexually
assaulted or sexually abused.
people to take part, and share their stories about what
services helped them with their recovery and why these
services are so valuable.
“Our campaign will give
people the chance to share their stories about the good help
they received and what they needed in order to survive after
experiencing sexual violence.
“People can engage
in the ‘everyone needs the right help’ campaign through
our dedicated Facebook page.
“Rape and sexual
abuse can destroy lives; everyone needs the right help.
“No single government is to blame. This inadequate
funding for services has been happening for years, but it
needs to stop.
“It’s time to bring this issue
out into the light and talk about what sexual violence
support is needed, and how much funding we need to commit to
The Campaign’s Facebook page:
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