About Us

PROJECT MANAGER:

AG Sandra

Sandra Dickson, project manager for Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence.
Sandra is a Pākehā cis woman who has been involved in Wellington Bisexual Women’s Group for 24 years and worked in family and sexual violence for nearly as long.  She has held national Tauiwi roles for Women’s Refuge and Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together; delivered violence prevention programmes with LGBTIQ+ young people; run training in working with LGBTIQ+ survivors; introduced LGBTIQ+ content into mainstream violence prevention work and managed a safe house for women escaping similar-gender partner violence in London.  She loves being queer and is passionate about rainbow communities being safe, vibrant and free from all kinds of violence. Contact Sandra with any questions about Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence.

ADVISORY GROUP:

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Duncan Matthews, a Pākehā pansexual identified cis male, has been volunteering and working within the Rainbow community since 2007.  Duncan is the General Manager of RainbowYOUTH, a charity that works to create safe spaces for queer and gender diverse young people; and is a trustee for the Rule Foundation, a charity concerned with the welfare of LGBTI people in Aotearoa.  He is passionate about working with young people, empowering and up-skilling them to make a difference in the community.

 

AG Kassie

Kassie Hartendorp (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga) is based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington and has a passion for working towards social change. She has been a part of various projects and groups that challenge homophobia, transphobia and social injustice at a grassroots level. Her day job is as a Youth Worker at Evolve Wellington Youth Service. In her spare time she volunteers with Outerspaces (LGBTIQ+ youth support organisation), sings with Tīwhanawhana and is a member of BOX Oceania

AG Sandz

Sandz Peipi Te Pou. Ngai Tuuhoe – Ngati Kahungunu. Has worked towards ending violence in our society through supporting social change and survivors. Sandz work in the womens movement includes Women’s Refuge and Rape Crisis throughout the past 20yrs. Currently, working with Nga Kaitiaki Mauri as Kaitakawaenga for Te Ohaaki a Hine National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH – NNEST).

siaosi

Talofa lava, I am Siaosi Mulipola, Samoan Fa’afafine currently employed by Village Collective.  The work we do around Sexual and Reproductive Health for Pasifika communities is not only based around informed learning, but also encourages our young generation to be confident in making positive choices.  Being included in developing this vital piece of work means to promote Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura and support youth ‘Outing Violence’.  In order to develop appropriate policies and comprehensive support for our community, we need to openly talk about the real issues. I believe we can do this together as a community, for our community. I encourage you to partake in this meaningful movement.  Ia manuia ma fa’aaloalo lava.

AG tabby

Tabby Besley is a queer femme who is passionate about ending sexual and domestic violence, and the health and wellbeing of young people in the rainbow community. Tabby is the Founder and National Coordinator of InsideOUT, a national organisation that works to make Aotearoa a safer place for young people of diverse sexualities, sexes and genders. She has worked with a range of other organisations, including Wellington Rape Crisis and Women’s Refuge.

AG trevor Trevor Easton is the  General Manager of OUTLineNZ Inc. He has been in the role for just over 2 years but previously was a phone volunteer for 11 years, a couple of decades ago. He has been  on the Board of Auckland Community Church (Rainbow Church), and competed at the Gay Games in New York, Amsterdam and Sydney. He was also one of the harassment contacts at TVNZ for many years.

FORMER ADVISORY MEMBERS:

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence wishes to acknowledge and thank our former advisory groups who were involved in the first stage of this project. We greatly appreciate the time, energy and expertise each of them gave guiding the project through it’s first stages.

Elizabeth Kerekere, Fetu-o-le-moana Teuila Tamapeau, Moeawa Tamanui-Fransen,  Ahi Wi-Hongi, Rachel Fabish, Sam Orchard, Tamara Anderson