Consent Craftivism – Sunday 6th March 12.30-2.30

T Wellington Rape Crisis and Wellington High School Feminists are hosting a Pride event as part of Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara Wellington Pride week .

Come up to the WRC drop in (203-209 Willis Street) and hear a little bit about what we do, meet the high school feminist leaders and learn about this movement in Welly. We are also going to be working on pieces for a street art based campaign to raise awareness of drink spiking and the use of alcohol in facilitating sexual violence which is still something we see pretty regularly in Wellington. No crafty skills necessary, suitable for all ages.

Bookings not necessary, just turn up and we’ll let you in.

Check our the facebook event here or the Pride website here


Hope to see you there!

Christmas break at WRC

Wellington Rape Crisis would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Our final day for the year is Tuesday 22nd December and we’ll be reopening on Wednesday 6th of January 2016.

For support over the Christmas break call our wonderful sister agency the Wellington Sexual Abuse Help Foundation on their 24/7 phone line- 04 499 7532

We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to our community and members for your ongoing support and generosity throughout the year. We also want to acknowledge the wonderful people we work with as clients, whose perseverance and courage makes our work inspiring and WRC an awesome place to work.

Job vacancy: Funding and Finance Co-ordinator

Join the supportive and passionate team at Wellington Rape Crisis. This role is varied, with responsibilities in accounts, funding, fundraising, event management, membership communications, website administration and volunteer management. You will need to be a strong administrator and communicator.

You will have an understanding of funding processes and have some experience with accounts receivable and payable and using accounting software such as Xero. The right person will be able to pick up our systems and processes quickly and training will be provided.

At WRC our client group comes from hugely diverse communities and backgrounds and similarly we value diversity in our staff. We strive to be an inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all areas of the community. If there are things that would make the recruitment process more accessible for you please don’t hesitate to let us know, (eg bringing a support person, having information in other formats).

Must have a commitment to honouring Te Tiriti.

This role is for 28-32 hours a week (TBC) with flexibility around hours worked.

The salary is $19.5-$27 an hour.

How to Apply

To request a job description or for more information email

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications close on the 12th January 2016 with the role beginning Feb 2016

Email your CV and cover letter to

Gender Diversity Policy

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], 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 :)

Nāku, nā

the team at WRC

Members Event 29th November 2015: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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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).

We’ve moved to Level 2!

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.