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Transgender community report: seeking help for sexual or family violence

Transgender community report: seeking help for sexual or family violence

In 2022, ARC conducted a survey of transgender and intersex individuals and their experiences of seeking help as a victim/survivor of sexual violence and/or family violence.

There were four parts to the survey – a transgender community survey (carried out by Gender Minorities Aotearoa), an intersex community survey (carried out by Intersex Aotearoa), a survey of agencies and organisations whose main focus is sexual violence or family violence, and a survey of other services.

This report is our findings on the quantitative data for the transgender community survey, including respondents who selected both transgender and intersex.

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Related resources

Find our transgender resources on sexual violence and family violence prevention here.

Find the ARC Intersex Community Survey Report here.

Find more rainbow violence prevention resources at Rainbow Violence Prevention Network.

My intersex self

My intersex self

This booklet explores some of the positive and empowering ways that intersex people feel about their bodies.

This resource is from our online course The transgender guide to sex and relationships, made in collaboration with Intersex Aotearoa. It is designed for intersex and transgender adults, and may not be suitable for younger viewers

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Upcoming course on relationships and sex for transgender adults

Upcoming course on relationships and sex for transgender adults

In November 2022, we will be launching a free online course on relationships and sex for transgender adults.

Whats in the course

The course will cover foundational knowledge, our relationships with ourselves and our bodies, communication, relationships, safer sex, and better sex.

It has around 12 hours of content, including videos, workbooks, and articles. It includes collaborations with Intersex Aotearoa, Adult Toy Megastore, NZPC Aotearoa – New Zealand sex workers’ collective, Dr Jen Hayward, and Burnett Foundation Aotearoa.

The course is generously funded by Te Puna Aonui – diverse community initiatives fund for sexual violence prevention.

Keep up to date

If you would like to receive updates on the course, you can follow our blog using the ‘subscribe’ box in the main menu. You can also see our online courses by clicking the button below.

Draft preview

Today we’re sharing with you a draft of one of our videos – Solving Relationship Issues. [draft video removed – final here].

Voice actors

The voice files in this video are temporary – we’re looking for transgender voice actors in Aotearoa.

All of our scripts are single voice and non-sync. We’re looking for one voice actor per character, with a total of 30 characters of varying ages and genders, and scrips ranging from 29 words to around 1,000 words. The average file length is 50 words.

We’re looking for a professional job with a quick turn around. Scripts will be sent to our voice actors on September 26th, and we will need the completed files in WAV or MP3 format by October 3rd (1 week).

If you’re interested in applying, please send us your portfolio and prices by September 22nd, 2022 to [email removed as this project is now completed].

Sexual violence and family violence survey

Sexual violence and family violence survey

We are carrying out an assessment of sexual violence and family violence support across the country, to see how ready the services are to help transgender and intersex people. Please help us complete this important piece of work by filling out our survey.

If you are transgender or intersex, and have ever wanted to get support, tried to get support, or received services from any organisation in relation to sexual violence, partner violence, or family violence, this survey is for you.

The Anti-Violence Resource Centre, or ARC, is a collaborative project between Intersex Aotearoa and Gender Minorities Aotearoa.

The questions are about what kind of support is available and what kind of support you want, not about the violence that you have experienced. However, we understand that the survey may lead you to think about traumatic or distressing experiences. If you feel distressed or need trauma support while answering this survey, there are contact details for support agencies on the TOAH-NNEST website below, or you can call Safe to Talk at 0800 044 334.

If you’re intersex and you would prefer to take an intersex-specific version of the sexual and family violence survey, you can take the Intersex Aotearoa survey below.

If you’d like to find out more about healthier relationships, safer sex, or supportive families, check out our resources below.

Intersex Variations and Variations in Sex Characteristics Research

Intersex Variations and Variations in Sex Characteristics Research

How do you talk about variations in sex characteristics? How do you talk about the topic of intersex?

Most intersex variations / variations in sex characteristics are invisible, but at least 1.7% of people are born with variations that become apparent during childhood or youth. It is likely that everyone knows someone who has a variation, yet this topic is rarely talked about.

Someone to talk to / Tīmataia te kōrero is a project that seeks to address the silence around intersex / variations in sex characteristics. This project works beyond silence, focusing on talking, sharing and demystifying a commonly misunderstood topic.

Follow this link to take part in a survey designed in collaboration between the Intersex Trust of Aotearoa / New Zealand, Gender Minorities Aotearoa, and researchers at the University of Waikato.

The survey is for people who are intersex or have a variation in sex characteristics, and their friends, relatives, and significant others. It will take 10 – 15 minutes to complete. You will find more information by following the survey link.

Professor Katrina Roen
Eli Oliver (Research assistant)