Additional resources and reports on partner and sexual violence in Rainbow communities

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Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence has published additional fact sheets and summary reports from their research about violence in Rainbow communities.

The project asked people from the Rainbow community about partner and sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand through a survey and community hui.

A comprehensive report (including recommendations) was published in 2016, Building Rainbow communities free of partner and sexual violence.

Based on this research, Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence has published additional resources including: four new fact sheets, a power and control wheel specific to Rainbow communities, and three new summary reports.

The factsheets are:

  • Factsheet 1: Partner Violence
  • Factsheet 2: Sexual Violence
  • Factsheet 3: Impacts and Asking for Help
  • Factsheet 4: Who Answered Our Survey? 

The new reports looked at experiences of violence for specific groups within the Rainbow community, in response to requests:

  • Trans and Gender Diverse People
  • Disabled Sex, Sexuality and Gender Diverse People
  • Bisexual and Pansexual People

Project manager Sandra Dickson said: "Because these are all groups who experience multiple kinds of marginalisation, the rates of violence are high, and it's also clear that existing services are not yet meeting these groups' needs in particular."

More information

Find more information on partner and sexual violence in Rainbow communities from these previous NZFVC stories:

New resource for whānau and takatāpui rangatahi (sexuality and gender diverse youth), March 2017

Updated and expanded guidelines for sexual violence crisis support services, November 2016 (see Good Practice Guidelines for ‘Mainstream’ Sexual Violence Crisis Services - Doing our best for LGBTIQ Survivors)

ACC launches web-based toolkit on primary prevention of sexual violence, October 2016

New project on partner and sexual violence in Rainbow communities, September 2015

New resource and new project for sexuality and gender diverse communities, May 2015

Related news

The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) has released a discussion document about how to achieve safe, welcoming and inclusive schools for all young people, community members and teachers. Affirming Diversity: inclusion for sexuality and gender minorities is available on the PPTA website.