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.

Reports for Specific Groups
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.

With such a sensitive issue – and so little information available – it was important to approach this with care to respect the experiences that had been shared.

The targeted reports are now available, following feedback from people from these groups in the Rainbow community.  Please note, these reports may be distressing to read:

Frameworks to support specialist agencies to support Rainbow people
Our research has also contributed to shifting practice for mainstream family and sexual violence agencies, to become safer for sex, sexuality and gender diverse people.

We supported the sexual violence sector to develop Good Practice Guidelines 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:

We also contributed to the Family Violence Workforce Capability Framework from the Ministry of Justice, which draws on the recommendations from our research.  In particular, the Framework asks family violence agencies to build relationships with local Rainbow community groups; avoid pathologising Rainbow identities as causing or being the consequence of abuse; and recognise that breaking sexuality and gender norms may make Rainbow people a target for family and sexual violence, including violence towards children inside families.  Read the Framework here, and use it to ensure local violence services support Rainbow survivors, perpetrators and communities all over Aotearoa New Zealand.