In the last Financial Year ending 30 June 2020, Wellington HELP provided support to 800 survivors of sexual violence. The following statistics provide a snapshot of how our wrap-around service supports the Wellington region community.
clients used HELP's services
calls to 24/7 support line
crisis call outs
social work intervention events
counselling appointments provided
New Zealand statistics on sexual violence
1 in 3 girls in New Zealand will encounter an unwanted sexual experience by the age of 16.
1 in 6 boys will experience sexual abuse by the age of 16.
47% of trans people have reported unwanted sexual advances from the age of 13.
1 in 2 disabled people will experience sexual harm of some kind.
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