In 2019, the government announced the largest ever single investment in preventing sexual and domestic violence and providing support for survivors.
$131 million went specifically towards expanding specialist sexual violence services as part of a move towards fully funding them. This was the incredible result of years and years of passionate and dedicated campaigning from those on the front line.
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The report recommended that the government:
It’s a relief the government has adopted the first recommendation. This is an important start to preventing and ending sexual violence in Aotearoa. We will continue to work with community partners and those on the frontline to ensure people in government implement the other four recommendations for a sexual violence free Aotearoa New Zealand.
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