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 … Continue reading Upcoming course on relationships and sex for transgender adults

2021-2022 annual report

Check out some key activities we did in 2021 below, or see our 2021-2022 Annual Report to find out more. Core priority areas for 2021 1. Wrap around support.2. Healthcare.3. Housing.4. Identity Documents.5. Connectedness.6. Sexual violence prevention. We provided 1:1 peer support over 2,000 times, and there were over 600 visits to our Wellington drop … Continue reading 2021-2022 annual report

National strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence

Today marks the launch of Te Aorerekura – the government’s National Strategy and Action Plan for the Elimination of Family Violence and Sexual Violence. The strategy was launched by The Honorable Marama Davidson – Green Party Co-leader and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Sexual Violence, together with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and … Continue reading National strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence

Ending an Abusive Relationship

If a relationship is unhealthy or abusive, it may be very difficult to end it amicably. Your partner may not accept that you want to end the relationship: they may try to make you feel guilty, afraid to leave, or worried that they will not cope. They may even threaten to hurt you, your loved ones, or themself. Even if they do not accept that the relationship is ending, you do not have to stay in the relationship. Continue reading Ending an Abusive Relationship

Triggers: Past Trauma Memories and How to Discuss Them

If a person has experienced trauma in the past, such as being the victim/survivor of sexual violence, they may have very strong emotions such as anger or fear which are associated with an element present when the initial trauma happened. This element – or trigger – can be anything from a smell to a certain word or phrase, it could be a particular sexual activity or position, or any number of other elements. Continue reading Triggers: Past Trauma Memories and How to Discuss Them

It’s Your Choice: Personal Autonomy in a Relationship

One of the most important things in a relationship is having your own autonomy – or getting to make decisions for yourself. If both or all partners get to be in charge of their own lives, then you have a great foundation for making room for each other and growing together. When one person controls another person, it’s easy for the relationship to become abusive. Continue reading It’s Your Choice: Personal Autonomy in a Relationship