Sexual Violence in Aotearoa New Zealand Due to its hidden nature, it can be difficult to gather an accurate picture of the problem of sexual violence as it is often not reported, which means that statistics may fail to reflect the problem in full.There have been many research projects in Aotearoa New Zealand which show a high prevalence of sexual violence in our communities. Youth’07: The health and wellbeing of secondary school students in New Zealand: Findings on young people and violence.
Even at their most conservative, estimates point to a problem of devastating proportions.
about 10 percent of high school students reported experiencing physical or sexual dating violence.
Unfortunately, most studies of IPV in the LGBTQ community focus exclusively on adults, and most studies of teen dating violence fail to take into account respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity.
The limited data available on LGBTQ teen dating violence, however, is cause for concern.
showed significantly higher rates of dating violence among LGB youth than among non-LGB youth.