The government is committing $320mil to tackle family and sexual violence, it's a move in the rights direction but much remains to be done to help Māori survivors of domestic abuse.
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Awanui Black's brother speaks out against pedophilia allegations
A family member of Awanui Black has spoken out against allegations claiming he was involved in child sex abuse and a pedophilia ring. The claims were made by Awanui’s former wife Ani Black, almost two years after his death, which have not yet been proven, nor has any witnesses supported her claims.
Māori women leaders support for whānau affected by Awanui Black accusations
Māori women leaders have come out in support of communities and families affected by accusations against the late Awanuiarangi Black. Māori women leaders gathered in Auckland today for the FOMA Māori Women's Leadership Summit.
"Safe to talk will support anyone affected by sexual harm"-Minister
A new helpline is now available for victims of sexual harm. "Safe to talk - He pai ki te kōrero" provides nationwide 24/7 access to free confidential information and support to people affected by sexual harm in any way.
Labour Māori MPs tight-lipped over sexual assault allegations
Labour's Māori MPs remain tight-lipped over sexual assault allegations over events which allegedly took place at a Labour youth camp in Waihi last month.
Māori teens receive more unsolicited naked images than other teen ethnicities
Māori teens are more likely to be asked for nude images of themselves than Pākehā, Pasifika, Asian and others according to a Netsafe report.
NZ needs to address porn problem- health worker
Russell Waetford works with domestic violence perpetrators and says pornography has an influence on their behaviour. This follows the release of online site Pornhub's review for 2016 which says New Zealand is one its top countries in the world using the website.
New sexual violence court should also culturally educate judges- Quince
The sexual violence court pilot starting this December aims to streamline cases, upskill judges and make the process less traumatic for victims. But Auckland University Law Lecturer Khylee Quince says while the programme would have its benefits, judges could be reluctant to train.
Māori health providers hope to see new funding allocated for sexual violence
The government plans to invest $46mil over four years to prevent sexual violence and to better support victims. However, a Māori service provider has concerns.
A Strong Survivor
Sexual abuse survivor Josephine Nathan says, although it may be tough talking about it can help.