On the 23rd November we had our 2022 Social Change Collective Film Fundraiser in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara , we just want to say a huge thank you for everyone that turned up and supported our final event of the year.
Your support means the world to us, and will help us continue connecting people to change moving in to 2023.
As you may know, our model places a huge focus on action. Taking the time to educate oneself about the most pressing social and environmental issues of our time is great - but real change happens when we work together to create it.
She Said was a moving interpretation of the work that led up to the exposure of Harvey Weinstein as a prolific sexual abuser, and the journalism that kicked off the #metoo movement.
While it's been half a decade since this movement began, there's still a lot of progress to be made; and many ways we can support the work in this space!
You can support organisations:
HELP Wellington supports anyone and everyone who has been impacted by sexual violence. To date, they've supported nearly 1,000 survivors through their range of services, and have provided over 7,000 social work and counselling appointments.
Wellington Rape Crisis
The Wellington Rape Crisis
team of registered social workers and counsellors provide free support services to survivors of all genders and their supporters. They have been operating for over 40 years, and have had an
immeasurable impact over that time. Support Wellington Rape Crisis here
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The vision of Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together is for Aotearoa New Zealand to be free of sexual violence. Te Ohaakii a Hine operates nation-wide, providing a range of resources and support for survivors and those around them. See their work here
You can engage with Council:
Holding elected officials to account for their promises and the safety of their con
stituents is key to ensure sustained change in this space - The Pōneke Promise is a community-driven partnership working in this space. You can learn more about their work here and here, and reach out here.
You can continue learning:
There are so many more resources available - here are a few that can deepen your understanding across a range of aspects of this issue:
Learn more about the forms sexual assault can take
For a charity that supports male survivors, go to The Road Forward
For a charity that supports behaviour change in those with harmful sexual behaviours, check out Wellstop
If you'd like to chat about anything from the film or this email, or if any of this inspires some action in you - let us know! This is why we do what we do. Thanks again to everyone who came along on Wednesday - We'll see you in 2023! The Social Change Collective Team