Dr Rachel Simon-Kumar: Why Ethnic Minorities Under-Report Sexual Violence

Dr Rachel Simon-Kumar is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Her key areas of research are in women's studies and public policy. Her research interests lie in the intersections of gender, ethnicity and policy, in the context of Aoetaora/New Zealand as well as the geopolitical south, particularly India. In this conversation, Rachel shared her research on under-reporting in ethnic minorities in NZ, the factors behind it, how this can be remedied, and more. Research Discussed: Setayesh Rahmanipour, Shannon Kumar & Rachel Simon-Kumar (2019): Underreporting sexual violence among ‘ethnic’ migrant women: perspectives from Aotearoa/New Zealand, Culture, Health & Sexuality, DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2018.1519120