Reports and Findings

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence has produced lots of resources to help build Rainbow communities free of partner and sexual violence.

We dedicate these resources to the people who hosted and came to our hui, answered our survey, emailed to ask for support or give us feedback, published stories about this project in social and other media, and shared our website, factsheets, hui and survey in their own networks – and all Rainbow survivors. We hope it can guide further work to build Rainbow communities without partner and sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand.

You can download the main report,  Building Rainbow Communities Free of Partner and Sexual Violence 2016, or check out the summary factsheets below.

We also supported the development of Good Practice Guidelines for sexual violence agencies to work with Rainbow people who have experienced any kind of unwanted sexual activity.  The Guidelines are here, and you can watch Rainbow advisor Aych McArdle tell sexual violence agencies what our communities may need here:

Update on Information Requests for our Survey Data
Many thanks to people who got in touch to ask us about different ways we could analyse our survey data, to highlight the experiences of different groups inside our Rainbow communities.

We received five requests for more targeted analysis of the following groups:

  • asexual people
  • disabled people
  • geographic location
  • trans and gender diverse people
  • bisexual/pansexual and other non-monosexual people

We are happy to say that we can analyse the survey data for people self-identifying as disabled (across all disabilities); trans and gender diverse; and bisexual/pansexual, as all three of these groups are large enough for the analysis to be meaningful and without risk of identifying individuals.

Unfortunately we cannot analyse by geographic location, as we did not collect any information about where people live. We also checked the people self-identifying as asexual and probably at least partly because we did not offer this as an “tick-box” option, our participant numbers are too small to produce meaningful information.  If we were to analyse it, there could be the risk of identifying individuals.  Given the lack of attention and resources given to asexual people’s needs generally, we would like to express our disappointment that we are unable to fulfill this request.

These targeted analyses for Trans and Gender Diverse People, Disabled People and Bisexual and Pansexual People will be available in June 2017.  Watch this space!