Friday, October 31, 2014
Surviving & Moving on
Dr Kim McGregor is the Executive Director of Rape Prevention Education Whakatu Mauri (RPE). She has contributed to the sexual violence prevention programmes and initiatives RPE has developed since she began with RPE in 2005, including: school-based programmes BodySafe, Sex ‘n’ Respect Parties and Sex ‘n’ Respect Alternative Education; youth booklet Sex ‘n’ Respect Working with Young People to Promote Respectful Relating and Prevent Sexual Violence; youth website www.sexnrespect.co.nz; whanau and rangatahi programmes (developed by Maori clinical specialists) Tiaki Tinana and Rangatahi & Sexual Health; professional education workshops Dealing with Disclosures and SCAN; and works to raise awareness about sexual violence issues with the National Sexual Violence Survivor Advocate Louise Nicholas.
The West Auckland teen group, who dubbed themselves Roast Busters, came to prominence last year with videos of themselves online boasting about having sex with drunk, underage girls.
The police officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Inspector Karyn Malthus, said the decision not to charge came about due to a range of factors including ‘‘evidential tests under the solicitor-general’s prosecution guidelines’’.
The Roast Busters make me think of all the girls they had raped, yet nothing is done for them.