Kia ora koutou,
Wellington Rape Crisis has been having lots of discussions over the last while about how we make our services more accessible to people from gender diverse communities and earlier in the year we drafted a new gender diversity policy and we would love to hear from anyone who belongs to these communities who has thoughts on the policy.
A policy is of course only a starting place, so if you or groups you are involved with would like to hear more about what we do and share any thoughts or suggestions about how a service such as ours can be more accessible for rainbow communities we would love to come and meet with you and talk about this some more.
To read the policy click here- Gender Diversity Policy
*Just a note on language we used the really broad terms ‘gender diverse’ or ‘gender minorities’ to umbrella a range of identities including trans -both binary and non binary, whakawāhine, takatāpui, fa’afafine , fakaleiti , ‘akava’ine, intersex, genderqueer, but were cautious about defining this further, but keen to hear thoughts on if we need to do more in terms of definition
Feel free to share this with others. We are keen to hear from you and welcome your thoughts via email office[at]wellingtonrapecrisis.org.nz, phone 04 801 8970 or we can arrange to chat face to face.
For those wishing to do anonymous feedback you can do so by clicking here
Please don’t use the comments function for this feedback as it requests a name and email
the team at WRC
Wikipedia is one of the first places we turn to for research and information, yet the knowledge that we find on there is created by a very small slice of our society. Do you want to see more feminist or grassroots content on Wikipedia?
Come along to our second members event of the year! Learn the art of editing Wikipedia and put your new found knowledge into practise. Let’s improve and increase the coverage of awesome grassroots and/or feminist organisations and projects on Wikipedia!
We’ll also be looking for volunteers to make up a page for Wellington Rape Crisis (according to Wikipedia’s rules the organisation’s staff can’t make one for their own organisation).
Bring your own idea for a page (we can send you some guidelines for doing pre-research) or edit something that’s already up. If you are able to please bring along a laptop or tablet- though we will have some available there won’t be enough for everyone.
Please register your attendance here for catering purposes and to receive information on how to set up your Wikipedia account
This event is a Wellington Rape Crisis members’ event. Current member/associate member of Wellington Rape Crisis attend for free. There will be an opportunity to join at the event or you can join online here ($20 for a year’s membership).
Wellington Rape Crisis is now based on Level 2 of the same building (Southmark House 203-209 Willis Street). We have a great new space with more counselling rooms, spaces big enough for family work as well as a training room for the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network.
We’re only a few weeks away from our 2015 Annual Appeal which this year runs for the first time over three days – Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th May. Last year the appeal grew bigger than ever before with over 200 wonderful volunteers involved and we raised over $40,000 which was over $16k more than the previous year!
There are a variety of ways you can get involved to support the annual appeal – from volunteering as a collector, sharing our Facebook event to encourage others to collect, or donating on the day. You could also host your own fundraising event during the appeal week – some things that have been done before include running a bake sale/mufti day in the workplace, auctioning things on Trade Me and running a movie night with a koha entry.
If you’re interested in getting involved with the annual appeal, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. The appeal is vital in ensuring we raise the funds needed to continue our important services, so thank you all so much for your ongoing support!
If you are unable to support us on the day, donations via our website are welcome.
Press Release Here