Reports and Findings

Many thanks to all the Rainbow people around the country who answered our survey (407 of you!) and to all the people who came to one of our twenty hui.  

We now know much more about how partner and sexual violence is happening towards sexuality and gender diverse people in Aotearoa New Zealand, and what is happening when people seek help. Most importantly, we know there is lots of energy in our Rainbow world to address these issues. We dedicate this report 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.

Download the report here:
Building Rainbow Communities Free of Partner and Sexual Violence 2016

If you want to see the questions we asked, click here. Please be aware these questions are about violence and abuse, and may be distressing to read.

Here’s what we said after the community hui.

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.

Our process from now will be to seek funding in the new year to complete this further analysis.  We will keep everyone updated.  Thanks again for the queries and conversations about the best ways to be building Rainbow communities free of partner and sexual violence for different groups.