NZ'S INDEPENDENT RESPONSE-SYSTEM WATCHDOG
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ABOUT

The Backbone Collective examines the system that responds to women and children escaping abuse through the eyes of the women themselves, and uses their experiences to encourage those in authority to make the system safer and more effective.

Backbone is New Zealand's independent response-system watchdog: It holds the Government, the legal system and its services to account by shining the light on system failures in its reports and recommending changes.

The Backbone Collective was established in early 2017 in New Zealand.

ABOUT

 

The Backbone Collective examines the system that responds to women and children escaping abuse through the eyes of the women themselves, and uses their experiences to encourage those in authority to make the system safer and more effective.

Backbone is New Zealand's independent response-system watchdog: It holds the Government, the legal system and its services to account by shining the light on system failures in its reports and recommending changes.

The Backbone Collective was established in early 2017 in New Zealand.

 
 
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THE BACKBONE COLLECTIVE

Through Backbone's national Collective, women survivors of abuse can join forces with one another and draw strength from their solidarity and shared experiences.

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THE TEAM

Read about the women who run The Backbone Collective.