Rape Victims Wait Months For Help in Wellington, New Zealand

“Young rape victims are among those being forced to wait up to three months to see a counsellor, as sexual violence support services are stretched to capacity.

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has called for a nationwide review into the sexual abuse support sector, as agencies call for funding to be linked to crime statistics.

The number of police victim referrals to sexual violence agencies has more than doubled in the past year in many centres, with a 21.9 per cent jump in sexual crimes reported in Wellington last year.”

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