A National Collective for Survivors of Violence Against Women


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New Zealand has the highest rate of women experiencing violence and abuse in the developed world, which is due in part to our broken response system.

The Backbone Collective is an independent body taking action to change New Zealand's dire statistics by examining the response system through the eyes of its users - women who have experienced violence and abuse.


Please join us:


1.   as a woman who has experienced violence or abuse (Backbone Collective member)


2.  as a supporter who wants to help by volunteering your time, services or expertise