Victims, ex-abusers and supporters stomped down the street to say sexual abuse is not ok.
The MASSIVE sexual violence march aimed to break the silence and raise awareness on Kaikohe’s Broadway July 23.
Supporter and survivor of sexual violence Judy Mihaka says it is prolific in our communities.
She says it’s something many people in her generation of baby boomers have experienced.
“All my friends, everyone I know has been molested in some way.”
She says the first step of the journey for rehabilitation, for both victim and abuser, is to admit it.
“It’s a hard thing for someone to put their hand up and get up in front of strangers and say ‘I did this’.”
Stop Demand, Korowai T?manako and the Riders against teenage suicide were involved in the rally and the whole community was invited, Kaikohe community leader Mike Shaw says. Even the Plunket van joined the march.
Full story published 24 July 2015