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The Backbone Collective

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The Backbone Collective is a national coalition of survivors of violence against women in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Collective presents survivors' voices in a collective way so no individual can be identified and use that feedback to send clear and strong messages to politicians, policy makers, the legal fraternity, service agencies, media, and the public, about what change is needed.


  • Advocacy for survivors of violence

  • Submissions to government agencies on policy and legislation

  • Submissions to UN reports on violence against women and children

  • Membership for survivors

Location: Nationwide