Don’t Guess the Yes

We’re committed to working with our partners to change attitudes and behaviour towards sexual violence.

Don't guess the YES.

Wellington City Council is collaborating with key stakeholders to support Wellington Police’s “Don’t Guess the Yes” campaign – with the goal of changing attitudes and behaviour towards sexual violence.

Previously launched by Wellington Police in December 2017, the initiative, which includes a partnership with Council, Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA), Massey Wellington Students’ Association (MAWSA), and the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network, is designed to raise awareness about the problem through videos, collateral, and a social media campaign to encourage open discussion.

Working with the Police, student associations, and relevant agencies is key to coming up with a coordinated plan to ending sexual violence in Wellington – and the “Don’t Guess the Yes” initiative is an effective tool in this campaign.

Wellington Police launched the #betterdecisions awareness campaign in December 2017, encouraging people to think about sexual consent, and assure victims they will be treated with respect and in confidence when they do come forward.

A national helpline for issues relating to sexual violence is available 24/7 on 0800 883300 or if reporting matters relating to sexual violence contact Police on 111 if it is an emergency, or 04 381 2000.