Homeless Wāhine Māori and survival sex: An emerging link?


Volume 30 Issue 8 (Oct 2017)

Kake, Jade

Abstract: Part of Te Matapihi's role in housing is to champion the rights of our pani me te rawakore, to identify gaps in policy development and service provision, and to amplify the voices and experiences of individuals and organisations experiencing or responding to housing issues. The absence of good quality data is a persistent issue, hindering policies from being appropriately targeted to the specific needs of minority groups, such as older women, domestic and sexual violence survivors, youth exiting care and released prisoners. Despite making up a disproportionate percentage of those experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, Māori women are one such underserviced group.

Parity is a publication of the Victorian Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) and the national homelessness publication in Australia. The aim of this publication is to develop an up-to-date, comprehensive and detailed resource for all those working to respond to homelessness in Aotearoa, whether they are working in government policy, homelessness, mainstream government services, social housing and other welfare sectors, in universities or other research bodies.

The 2017 edition of Parity is intended as an update to the October 2007 “Responding to Homelessness in New Zealand” edition of Parity. The current edition is an opportunity to reflect on the past ten years. What have we learnt? How have we progressed? What new challenges have prevented themselves in the intervening years?