At the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network we work with schools, businesses and groups in our community to educate and create open dialogues about sexual violence and to teach strategies and skills to prevent it.

We believe that all adults can play a role in preventing sexual abuse. One in four women, one in eight men and one in two trans* people experience sexual violence in their lifetime. We believe that education and prevention is important in keeping our family, friends, whanau and the whole community safe.

The Network was founded on a joint commitment to the prevention of sexual violence from a community development perspective, focusing specifically on education and preventative strategies for youth that promote healthy sexuality. Our primary objective is to coordinate and support effective primary prevention initiatives alongside complementary community groups, agencies, and networks on a local and national level.

We offer a range of prevention programmes with young people, professionals, Government Departments and private organisations.  We can tailor many of our programmes to meet the needs of your group and offer our programmes either at a reasonable cost, by koha or free if we can secure grant funding for the programme.

All our programmes are facilitated by trained and experienced SAPN educators, in most situations we use a co-gendered facilitation model. We may also be able to co-facilitate with someone from your organisation if appropriate.

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