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Sexual Violence Services

Sexual violence is generally defined as any attempted or completed sexual act that is perpetrated against someone’s will or without their consent, including rape and sexual assault, making threats of a sexual nature, sexual exposure, harassment and coercion.

Approximately 1 in 4 New Zealand females and 1 in 10 males report they ‘had experienced unwanted or distressing sexual contact during their lifetime, most often by someone known to them.’  Yet sexual violence is also recognised as one of the most under-reported categories of violence with around 10% of victims reporting offences to the Police

Click here to find specialist sexual violence services working in Waitakere and the wider Auckland area.

For more information about sexual violence services in New Zealand visit the Rape Prevention Education website, here.