ASSIGNMENT:

Rape in NZ: Join the debate

Last updated 05:00 01/05/2015

Related Links

Rape in NZ: Join the debate Torn to pieces by the system

Relevant offers

Assignments

All Blacks World Cup squad - have the selectors got it right? Do you get along with your neighbours? Five questions to mark five years since September 2010 How weird is too weird when naming a baby? Sum up the Sept 4 quake anniversary in a single word The good, the bad and the ugly of tattoos Rugby World Cup 2015: Who's our biggest threat? Landing a London job: How did you do it? Shopping disasters I have known Giving unwanted pets a new forever home

A mayor in Australia is facing a backlash after saying women who walk alone at night invite predators, in the wake of the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl.

It follows a similar outcry in New Zealand last year, after Massey University advised students to evade rapists by wearing running shoes and carrying a whistle

Do you think society is putting too much onus on victims to stay safe rather than preventing the perpetrators? 

Rape culture is a term that's commonly used these days, but what does it mean to you and how can we change it? 

Just 1 in 100 rape complaints in New Zealand end in a conviction. What do we need to do as a society to address this situation?

Do you think rape is dealt with fairly in New Zealand? If not, how could the process be improved? 

Maybe you think we're becoming too desensitised to the reality of sexual violence...? How do our societal attitudes need to change? What can we do to help children and teenagers break the cycle?

If you or someone you know has been affected by rape, we'd like to hear your story.

This is a big issue. It needs big solutions. Join the conversation and share your views.


View all contributions
Ad Feedback
Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content