The IT’S NOT OK CAMPAIGN which is run by the MSD appears to have deliberately misquoted the research of the NZ violence clearing house. I have been struggling to get clear information and stats from the NZ violence clearance house which is run by two feminists – Ms. Gay Richards and Ms Nicola Paton.
On the It’s not OK campaign website its stating that
** 1 in 3 women experience physical and/or sexual violence from a partner in their lifetime***
On the NZ violence clearing house its stating that;
**** 1 in 3 (35.4%) ever-partnered New Zealand women REPORT having experienced physical ****
There is a significant difference between what one experiences and what one reports experiencing. Its obvious that the Its Not OK campaign have deliberately misquoted the research to make it more appealing for the public and ensure the message that 1 in 3 women are definitely experiencing violence in NZ.