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Stop Rape Now: National day of action against rape culture

Published: Thu 7 Nov 2013 02:41 PM
Stop Rape Now: National day of action against rape culture
Recently, an organised criminal group called Roastbusters were exposed as a gang-rape organisation who targeted intoxicated and underage girls, then publicly shamed them online.
The police knew about this group's action since 2011 but failed to stop them and claimed that they were powerless to act because none of the girls who were raped are 'brave enough' to lay a formal complaint. It has since transpired that 4 complaints were ignored.
The Roastbusters fiasco is another explicit reminder that there are huge problems with the way our society addresses sexual violence. We demand an end to rape and all forms of sexual violence. We demand that survivors of rape and sexual violence are supported, and that those responsible for raping and sexually violating people stop their actions. We demand that this extend to actions beyond examining the police force.
On Saturday 16th of November there will be a national day of action, calling for an end to Rape Culture and to stop groups like Roastbusters from 'getting away with it'.
Wellington
The Bucket Fountain, Cuba Mall, 2.00pm, November 16th
BYO Placards, noise makers
[Facebook event: http://tinyurl.com/mydnntl]
Auckland
Queen Street, 12:30pm, November 16th
[Facebook event: http://tinyurl.com/l4843bh]
Christchurch
Bridge of Remembrance, 12pm, November 16th
[Facebook event: http://tinyurl.com/mydnntl]
ENDS

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