Wellington.Scoop photos by Liana Pantaleo
Hundreds of school students demonstrated at Parliament today – in solidarity against statements about rape culture that had been published on social media by a group of male students.
The protest called for all New Zealand secondary schools to have compulsory teaching about consent and about the rights of women.
Four students from Wellington East Girls’ College were responsible for organising today’s demonstration, which follows a week of concern and debate since comments published on social media by students from Wellington College.
Students from Wellington College were among the demonstrators.
Big and loud crowd saying no to sexual violence and rape culture at Parliament. All student organised. Awesome. pic.twitter.com/LmO2Z49RCh
— Grant Robertson (@grantrobertson1) March 13, 2017
— Emily Cooper (@em_cooper23) March 13, 2017