In this segment, we will focus on how New Zealanders have created a national network for addressing sexual violence which incorporates indigenous and non-indigenous community members in the prevention effort.
Dr Kim McGregor - Dr Kim McGregor is the Director of Rape Prevention Education, Whakatu Mauri, which has developed a number of sexual violence prevention programmes including BodySafe (school-based programme), www.SexnRespect.co.nz (a youth website), Tiaki Tinana (developed by Maori clinical specialists), Dealing with Disclosures (for the community), and works to raise awareness about sexual violence with Louise Nicholas (Survivor Advocate) and Aaron Gilmore (Survivor Advocate – a Dancing with the Stars participant). She is a founding and executive member of a national bi-cultural network Te Ohaakii a Hine - National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-NNEST), an executive member of Project Restore (which provides a restorative justice option for victims of sexual offending) and was a member of the Task Force for Action on Sexual Violence (2007-2009). Dr McGregor has worked as a therapist with survivors of sexual abuse for more than 20 years. She is the author of the first set of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) national guidelines for therapists working with child sexual abuse (CSA) (2001) and serves on ACC’s Sensitive Claims Advisory Group. She authored a self-help book for adult survivors of CSA Warriors of Truth (1994), and the up-dated version Surviving and Moving On (2008).