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Rape in NZ: Join the debate

Last updated 05:00 01/05/2015

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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.


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