People powered stories for May 2019

We helped secure a $320m increase to sexual health services and support for survivors!

Laura and Kassie with Conor Twyford Chief Executive of Wellington Sexual Abuse (HELP) delivering our petition to MP Marama Davidson.
  1. Empower primary, secondary, and ECE schools to become consent champions;
  2. Make Kaupapa Māori specialist services available across Aotearoa;
  3. Ensure everyone has access to culturally appropriate and accessible services;
  4. Make sure everyone who has caused sexual harm or is worried they could, can get the help they need.

Lauren is leading the charge for cohesive and consistent healthy relationships, sexuality and sex education in schools.

Lauren and Laura at select committee

We helped make New Zealand safer by changing our gun laws for good.

We’re working together to give all children the best start in life.

At the beginning of the month, the Labour-led coalition was presented with a blueprint to inject compassion back into our welfare system.

We’re training an army of people who spread love and light in the face of racist hate.

Our Wellington volunteers
Our Auckland volunteers

We’re calling for the government to prevent and end online hate.

Golriz, Marianne and Laura at Bowen House discussing digital threats and opportunities to democracy

We’re backing the campaign to save Foulden Maar

Foulden Maar is a 23-million year old volcanic crater in inland Otago that is a treasure trove of fossils.

We’re supporting dentist Dr Assil Russell to make dental care available to all.

Dentist Dr Assil Russeell smiling and holding toothbrush, looking at the camera from point of view of a patient in a dentist’s chair.

We’re standing with Torres Strait Islanders demanding climate justice.

Young people are rising up to stop rising sea levels.

Photo of young people on strike, one holding a sign that says, “I want a hot date, not a hot planet”

We’re making big plans for the next 18 months.

Lastly, the ActionStation staff team had the honour and privilege of hosting the incredible Moana Jackson at our recent strategic team planning hui. He spoke to us about the power of imagination, constitutional transformation, and collective action.

Eliot, Kassie, Laura, Madeleine, Ann, (our guest Moana), Ruby, Yvonne and Franklin (the dog) — your ActionStation team.

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