About RPE

Rape Prevention Education (RPE) works in the greater Auckland area and nationally to prevent sexual violence through the delivery of education and health promotion/prevention activities.

RPE also provides information for those affected by sexual violence through print and online media.

Where appropriate, RPE works with Tangata Whenua and other allied professionals in partnership to develop community services, education programmes, health promotion, research and advocacy.

Each year RPE provides service to a broad range of audiences and ethnic groups including 6,500 young people, community members and professionals.

Our websites also provide information and  support and are accessed by 46,000 people each year.

Additionally RPE distributes (on request), more than 20,000 brochures on topics of sexual violence to more than 30 community organizations in the greater Auckland area and nationwide

RPE’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi is apparent in its executive membership of Te Ohaakii a Hine National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together (TOAH-NNEST).

A talented team delivers our work supported by a dedicated Board of Trustees.

RPE offers six portfolios of service, including:

Maori Services

RPE’s Maori Services portfolio aims to deliver specialised sexual violence prevention programmes for Tangata Whenua, including Tiaki Tiana and Rangatahi & Sexual Health.


RPE strives to provide free, confidential and up-to-date information about sexual violence, including law, history, types of sexual violence, research and statistics for survivors, professionals, young people and community members.


RPE delivers well established and popular education programmes and resources for youth and professionals, including BodySafe, Sex ‘n’ Respect, Dealing with Disclosures and Host Responsibility. More…


RPE provides free, confidential and up to date information about the prevention of sexual violence for parents, young people and professionals covering topics such as “How to keep your children safe” and “How to keep safe on the net.”


Surviviors and community members look to RPE to advocate for improvements to frontline sexual violence intervention and prevention services, as well as working towards community safety through creating positive legislative change.

Get Help

RPE provides a confidential, free email and web information and referral service for people affected by sexual violence, including survivors, offenders, their whanau, family or friends, as well as professionals working around the topic of sexual violence.

RPE provides service to a broad range of audiences and ethnic groups each year including:

  • 6,500 survivors, young people, professionals and community members who access support, youth education or professional education services.
  • 30,000 individuals who look to our websites www.rpe.org.nz and www.sexnrespect.co.nz for safe, confidential information about sexual violence.
  • 30 community organisations to whom we distribute 20,000 free brochures covering eight specialist topics.

Additionally, media organisations look to RPE to provide accurate public commentary about timely/topical issues involving sexual violence. In this regard, RPE aims to provide the general public with accurate information about sexual violence and the prevention of sexual violence.