Rape Prevention Education - Whakatu Mauri, Executive Director, Dr Kim McGregor, says "Having an independent Commission of Inquiry, as suggested by Owen Glenn, that is not based on a single term or the philosophy of one government, could be exactly what is needed to develop a long term strategic plan to eliminate all forms of violence against children and youth".
She supports any initiative that helps to develop a sustainable, effective, cross-party, long term strategic plan that targets all forms of violence against children and youth.
McGregor was delighted to hear that philanthropist, Owen Glenn, today committed $8 million as a pilot to target family violence and child abuse.
She says "In New Zealand there is a huge amount of sexual violence committed against our children and young people - mostly perpetrated by those close to them".
"Every school that Rape Prevention Education educators deliver sexual violence prevention programmes to has disclosures of sexual violence - no matter what the decile rating of the school".
Rape Prevention Education is keen to support initiatives and leadership that are focussed on the elimination of violence.
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