Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


SlutWalk Aotearoa: 2012 date confirmed

SlutWalk Aotearoa: 2012 date confirmed

SlutWalk Aotearoa are very pleased to announce Sunday, May 20th 2012 as the confirmed date of their march and rally this year.

SlutWalk is an international movement that started in Toronto, Canada when a police officer stood up at a safety talk at York University and stated, “I’ve been told not to say this... but women should avoid dressing like sluts if they don’t want to be victimised.” SlutWalk Toronto was held on April 3rd, 2011. 4,000 women and men of all ages marched together to move against intolerance and towards education; to fight the myths around the types of people who are sexually assaulted, who is responsible, and why they occur. The controversial name was a direct response to the comments of this police officer. SlutWalk Toronto was a bold statement of ‘enough is enough’ that sparked satellite movements on every inhabited continent.

The inaugural SlutWalk Aotearoa was held on June 25th, 2011 in Wellington and Auckland, and attracted over 2,000 participants between the two cities. Our participants included all ages, all genders, all walks of life, and all manners of dress. We are thrilled that the level of support we received for our march and our message means that SlutWalk Aotearoa can now become an annual event. Not only is this the second annual SlutWalk march and rally in New Zealand, but this year SlutWalk Perth, Australia are also holding their rally on May 20th. We share several ties with SlutWalk Perth – one of their committee members is from New Zealand, and our Founder and Media Liaison, Maria-Jane Brodie, spoke at their rally last year – so we are thrilled to be marching in solidarity with them.

SlutWalk is about rallying to place the blame for sexual assault where it belongs: on the perpetrators. We are challenging the misconception that only a certain kind of person is at risk of sexual assault: anti-rape campaigns paint a picture of young, attractive, drunk women attacked by strangers, when these types of attacks are statistically in the minority – more than half of sexual abuse victims who reported to Rape Crisis said that the offender was a partner, family member or friend; 2% of attacks were attributed to someone the victim met on the night of the offence; just 3% were attributed to strangers. We also firmly stand behind the truth that sexual assault is not only something done by men to women, and that not all sexual assault is rape.

This year, we want to go bigger and better, with more cities around the country involved. If you would be interested in organising a satellite SlutWalk in your city on May 20th, please email your contact details to slutwalkaotearoa@gmail.com by Sunday, April 8th (Easter Sunday).

Aotearoa, please consider joining us on May 20th for our march. Join us in our mission to spread the word that those who experience sexual assault are not the ones at fault, without exception.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

  • Week in Parliament 22-05-15
  • Saturday Sitting
  • House Rises At Midnight
  • Telco Levy Bill Passes
  • Telco Levy Bill Completes First Reading
  • Social Housing Bill Passes Under Urgency

  • Labour Party: McCully Doesn’t Deny Bribe In Saudi Sheep Scandal

    “In Parliament today I asked Murray McCully directly: Why is he the first Minister in history to back a multi-million dollar facilitation arrangement which in other jurisdictions is called a bribe? says Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson ... More>>

    ALSO:

    Welfare: Closure Of Relationships Aotearoa

    The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) Chief Executive Lucy Sandford-Reed is concerned about the closure of a national service which provides a wide range of services to rural and urban communities throughout New Zealand. More>>

    ALSO:

    TPPA: University Of Auckland Warns Of Negative TPP Impact

    The University of Auckland May 20, 2015 University of Auckland Warns of Negative TPP Impact With the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation drawing to a close, the University of Auckland has expressed serious concerns about its potential implications. ... More>>

    NZ Flag: Flag Referendum Gets Hit Hard In New Poll

    The latest Campbell Live text poll confirms it is time for the Prime Minister to listen to the public and shelve his flag referendum, says the New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: The Government’s Belated Moves On Property Speculation

    Is it a property tax on capital gains or a capital gains tax on property? The Jesuitical distinctions in the government’s spin about its latest moves on property speculators are all about whether the government can claim that it jumped, or confess that it ... More>>

    Grant Robertson:
    Key Can’t Just Be Prime Minister For Parnell

    John Key must show New Zealanders in next week’s Budget that he is more than the Prime Minister for Parnell, and is also the Prime Minister for Pine Hill, Putararu and Palmerston North, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. In a ... More>>


    Labour Party: More Regional Jobs Go In Corrections Reshape

    News that 194 Corrections staff are to lose their jobs will have ramifications not only for them and their families but for the wider community, Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis says. Prison units at Waikeria, Tongariro and Rimutaka ... More>>

    ALSO:

  • NZ First - Prison Job Losses to Send Money Offshore
  • TPPA: ‘Team Obama’ Regroups On Fast Track, Still Not Deliverable

    ‘After yesterday’s stinging and unexpected defeat for the Obama administration’s attempt to advance Fast Track legislation in the US Senate, Senate leaders have worked up a compromise they think will get them past this blockage’, according to Auckland ... More>>

    NZ Government: 5,500 More Doctors And Nurses In Our Hospitals

    Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in District Health Boards across the country. More>>

    Controller and Auditor General: Katherine Rich Conflict of Interest Decision

    We are writing to you about a matter that has been raised with us by members of the public. More>>

    ALSO:

    Budget 2015: Andrew Little On The 2015 Budget

    Speaking to the Chamber of Commerce, the Labour opposition leader attacked the government’s approach to economic issues facing New Zealand. He said they have been “more than reckless in their complacency” and “the next week’s budget will do nothing ... More>>

    Defence Force: NZDF Building Partner Capacity Mission Personnel In Iraq

    NZDF Building Partner Capacity Mission Personnel in Iraq The New Zealand Defence Force Building Partner Capacity training mission contingent is in place at Taji Military Complex in Iraq. The Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating says the ... More>>

    PM Press Conference: ACC Levy Cuts Announced

    In a press conference this afternoon in Wellington, ACC Minister Nikki Kaye proposed $500 million worth of ACC levy cuts. More>>

    Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Politics
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news