Creating The Online Messaging Service
Once the Ministry of Social Development accepted our proposal for an online messaging service for survivors of sexual violence and their support people, our CEO Eva began working with them to make sure it is the best it can be. Eva thinks the team are a group of very dedicated individuals who are committed to helping survivors.
Evaswish can only legally give you the information given to the public by the Ministry of Social Development so we have broken it all down for you. Below are links to stay as up to date on this project as possible by signing up to receive updates via email from MSD.
The Ministry is leading the development and implementation of a new national sexual violence helpline accessible via phone and internet.The new helpline will be:
- available nationwide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- accessible by a number of modes including phone, online chat, email and text/SMS
- free and allows people to access information, crisis support and referral to local service providers.
When Will You Be Able To Use These Services?
By December 2017, a new 24/7 sexual violence helpline will go live. The helpline will be accessible by phone, email, and text/SMS.
- Based on a given person’s need, they will be able to access information, crisis counselling and support for victims/survivors, or be referred to local service providers as appropriate
- A website will provide easy access to information and self-help resources and links to local sexual violence services, and wider support service providers
The online platform launching in March 2018 is what EvasWish successfully campaigned for and are now working on. We will put all the updates we are allowed to on this page.
To see the official MSD page click here.
To read past updates and to register to receive all new updates by email click here.