New Zealand: majority of callers to new sexual harm helpline are teenage girls

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Safe to talk He pai ki te korero has received more than 1,200 phone calls in its first month of operation

A nationwide sexual harm helpline in New Zealand has received more than 1,200 phone calls in its first month of operation; the majority of them teenage girls aged 13-19.

Safe to talk He pai ki te korero offers 24-hour free counselling via telephone, text message, web chat or email, having been launched by the ministry of social development on 1 June in the wake of the #metoo movement.

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