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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in Aotearoa New Zealand is the national chapter of SNAP, a worldwide peer-support network of adult survivors of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy, in faith-based organisations and in other institutions. SNAP’s members come from a number of different faith traditions, including but not limited to the Salvation Army, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist churches and the Catholic Church. In this statement SNAP outlines problems faced by its members when engaging with the redress processes of faith-based institutions in New Zealand and identifies areas where change is required.

Statement of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests in Aotearoa New Zealand for the Faith based Redress hearing

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So far, nearly 2,200 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 2,200 purapura ora kua kōrero mai i ō rātou haerenga. Hono mai.

We cannot make any findings, reach conclusions or make recommendations without hearing the voices of those who have the lived experience of state or faith-based care.

Share your experience Kōrerotia mai tō wheako