NZ'S INDEPENDENT RESPONSE-SYSTEM WATCHDOG
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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.

 

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.

 
 
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JOIN

Join us if you are a woman survivor of abuse or if you would like to support help in some way

 

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DONATE

We are run by volunteers and totally dependent on the goodwill of the public 

 

 
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SURVEYS

Backbone surveys hundreds of women to gather information on many issues 

 

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REPORTS

Read what it's really like for women and children after they leave abuse

 

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NEWS

Backbone in the media, our press releases and a press kit for journalists