To: The House of Representatives

Fully fund sexual violence support and prevention services in Budget 2019

Fully fund sexual violence support and prevention services in Budget 2019

We, the undersigned, request that you put in place policies and make funding decisions in upcoming government budgets that ensure:

➜ All secondary, primary and ECE schools are champions of healthy relationships and consent. This includes training and support for all teachers and administrative staff and the implementation of universal, best-practice, culture and age appropriate primary prevention sexuality education, including education on healthy relationships and consent;

➜ There is enough government funding available for nationwide coverage of Kaupapa Māori and other culturally-appropriate, accessible and properly resourced specialist sexual violence support services to provide 24/7 early intervention following recent sexual assault and ongoing interventions when and where needed;

➜ We have locally accessible, free, best-practice and culturally appropriate services for self-referral by people who are at risk of causing harm as well as those who have already caused harm and want to change their behaviour.

Why is this important?

ActionStation is campaigning to end sexual violence in our communities for good.

Providing enough government funding for sexual violence support and prevention services is a critical first step, and is one of the three asks in this petition that we’ll be delivering to Greens Co-Leader Marama Davidson on Thursday 6 December.

We want to see a massive funding boost to sexual health in the May 2019 Budget. Help us hit 10,000 signatures to help make it happen.


Reasons for signing

  • As a survivor of ongoing sexual abuse from 13-16 by a neighbour I believe it affects your life, specifically emotional development and mental health in my case, without realising the full impact until I was an adult. Access to funded support services should be made available to survivors at anytime they need in life.
  • There is absolutely no room in this world or any other for bullies, Compassion is the way for creating lasting peace and wellness.
  • Support is needed ongoing - for survivors, so they’re not told they don’t have access anymore. But also for prevention and changing patterns

Updates

2018-12-03 12:09:08 +1300

5,000 signatures reached

2018-03-13 21:52:02 +1300

1,000 signatures reached

2018-03-13 15:37:48 +1300

500 signatures reached

2018-03-13 12:56:49 +1300

100 signatures reached

2018-03-13 12:31:43 +1300

50 signatures reached

2018-03-13 12:18:58 +1300

25 signatures reached

2018-03-13 12:15:54 +1300

10 signatures reached