Tash's volunteering story
Kia ora koutou,
For the last 6 years I have been volunteering my time to bringing awareness to Child Abuse & Child Homicide in Aotearoa. This is something I feel strongly about having lost one of my friends by child abuse when I was a child.
I work alongside SST (Sensible Sentencing Trust) to organise marches Nationwide to try and stomp out plea bargaining in child homicide cases.
Whilst in lockdown in 2020, I was notified by Women’s Refuge that 3 young children had been killed during Covid Lockdown in March/April, so in June 2020 I once again organised a march “Hands off our Babies #notonemore” to bring to light the shame of more children being killed during Covid lockdown with no media coverage whatsoever, to which Parliament stood up and took notice.
Through this journey I have met some amazing people who fully support my plight, as well as some of the family members of the victims who have been deeply appreciative that their whanau have not been forgotten.
This work will never be done but I will never not be the voice for our babies whose innocence is taken from them.