Cuts to Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) counselling for victims of sexual abuse sparked protests in 2009, including this Auckland rally. The changes meant sexual abuse victims had to be diagnosed with a mental injury caused by the abuse before they could qualify for counselling. Proving such a link was particularly difficult for people who had suffered abuse in the distant past.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Flickr: John Darroch's photostream
Photograph by John Darroch
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.