Former Marist Brother Charles Afeaki will be sentenced in May for his abuse of two 11-year-old boys in the 1970s. The wealthy Marist Brothers will pay out just $45,000 in…
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Focus point – Research article – Living or merely existing, The experiences of male survivors of historical sexual abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand
Male Survivors Aotearoa publishes part one of a research study on effective support services for male suriviors of sexual violence. Part two is expected to be published by mid 2023.
Tautoko Tāne Aotearoa Ropu Tautoko completes literature review to identify research available concerning Māori male survivors of sexual violence.
A new peer support framework developed especially for New Zealand survivors with links to Mātauranga Māori principles and a focus on moving people towards well being.
Research article: “We don’t talk about that around here”: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of South Asian men’s experiences of sexual violence in the UK
A study exploring how South Asian cultural norms shape disclosure and help-seeking for male survivors in the UK. By B. Kennath Widanaralalage, Stacey Jennings, Coral Dando, Jay-Marie Mackenzie
Two former altar boys want compensation from a church they say failed to protect them from a sexually abusive priest and hid their allegations
A person who says former Whanganui priest Father Damian Carlile sexually abused him has decided to join a settlement case started by another complainant, Bo Tamati.
The Lancet Psychiatry (one of the most influencial journals of Psychiatry globally) now require authors to declare involvement of lived experience in research published in the journal:
Research article: A recent comprehensive review of the international literature regarding the use of peer support services in the mental health sector affirms the principles and practices embodied in the Purposeful Peer Support Aotearoa
This scoping review of the international literature was commissioned by the Peer Support Five Year Strategy Working Group established by the Health Service Executive (HSE) Mental Health Engagement and Recovery…
A Marlborough sports coach facing a raft of charges relating to sexual offences against children has had four more charges laid against him.
A major police investigation into abuse at Gloriavale has identified more than 100 potential victims of crimes spanning about four decades, Stuff can reveal.
Charles Afeaki, a Marist Brother and schoolteacher, was prolific in his sexual offending against his pupils in the 1970s. This month, he stood trial again on charges which have ruined…
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