Our Mission To eliminate sexual violence and address its impacts on survivors and the wider community.
* ŌCASA recognises, promotes and advocates for every person's right to bodily autonomy and informed consent. * ŌCASA commits to challenging patriarchy and is guided by feminist principles. * ŌCASA endeavours to achieve equitable access to supports and services for all people. * ŌCASA will develop and maintain a trauma informed organisation. * ŌCASA supports survivors of sexual violence without favour or prejudice. * ŌCASA favours collaborative relationships. * ŌCASA promotes respectful and open communication. * ŌCASA embraces bicultural practice and affirms our responsibility to uphold the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Ōtepoti Communities Against Sexual Abuse are incredibly grateful to the local and national businesses and social service agencies we collaborate with and who enable us to continue the vital work we do:
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Ōtepoti Communities Against Sexual Abuse are incredibly grateful to our funders, without whom our work with survivors and the Dunedin and wider Otago region would not be possible:
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John Ilot Charitable Trust
Community Organisation Grants Scheme
Patricia France Charitable Trust
Otago Community Trust
Ministry of Social Development
Dunedin City Council
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children
New Zealand Post
The Healthcare Otago Charitable Trust
Bendigo Valley Sports & Charity Foundation
Special Mentions 2020-2021
The Politics Student Association (POLSA) at the University of Otago for donating the money raised at their Aug 2021 quiz night.
Generation Wao for donating $411 from the money raised at a ticketed event in Wanaka.
Crooked Spoke and Black Star Books for running the ‘Zikes!’ bike repair workshop during SASA Week 2021
Core Meditation for running the free meditation workshop during SASA Week 2021
THETA for running the Drama for Prevention workshop during SASA Week 2021
Shakti Youth for running the ‘Let’s Deal With It’ workshop during SASA Week 2021
The Suitcase Theatre and Dunedin Public Libraries for running the ‘Lines and Wines’ fundraiser during SASA Week 2021
Agency Inc for running the Tattoo Flash Day during SASA Week 2021, raising funds to stand against sexual abuse
Unchatter for running the Connection Experience workshop during SASSA Week 2021
Dunedin Yoga Studio for running the free yoga workshop during SASA Week 2021
Lisa Ambrose for running the free yin yoga class during SASA Week 2021
Special Mentions 2019
Agency Inc for supporting us during Rape Awareness Week 2019 and raising over $3,000 for us during your Flash Day
Otago Polytechnic Students Association for supporting us during Rape Awareness Week 2019 by collaborating with us on our annual Clothes Swap event
Suitcase Theater and New Athenaeum Theater for supporting us during Rape Awareness Week 2019 and hosting ‘The Best of Us’ Fundraising Show
The Natyaloka School of Indian Dance for supporting us during Rape Awareness Week 2019 and hosting the ‘Salon Series Episode 2’ Fundraising Show
Te Whare Tawhārau for supporting us during Rape Awareness Week 2019 by collaborating with us on the 2019 Service Hui
Dallas Synnott previously of New New New Corporation for supporting us with the organisation of our 2018 Quiz Night – Funds raised from this event were used to create our new ŌCASA website
Justin Meade – Cheeky Upstart for working alongside our Collective to develop our wonderful new ŌCASA website
Dylan Kanagaratnam for working alongside our Collective to design our wonderful new ŌCASA logo
Sacrilege Productions for supporting the work we do by fundraising for us during their show ‘Locked, Cocked and Ready to Rock: Stop Hating Women Edition’
Ray Hayes and Delta Utility Services Limited for selecting our organisation as a recipient of their Charities Challenge donation of over $4,000
Gilmour Motors for their Giving Back Programme donation of $250.
Our Supervisors - thank you to you all for your mahi supporting our staff and collective members through your supervision. Aroha nui!
Dunbar House 21 Dunbar Street Centre City, Dunedin 9016 PO Box 5424, Dunedin