Founded in 2014 by fashion designer and entrepreneur Annah Stretton, RAW was set up to help break New Zealand’s ever-growing cycle of intergenerational offending, educational underachievement, persistent poverty and violence for a group of disadvantaged women. Through inclusion, community and opportunity, RAW is building hope, purpose and prosperity one woman at a time. We are creating mana wahine.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the contribution RAW makes towards reintegrating women back into the community and commend the programme’s objective to help prevent intergenerational patterns of offending. We value this service as it provides wrap around support for women… To reduce reoffending is a big challenge and we welcome the opportunity to take that journey with you, to continuously improve our collective efforts and make a difference for women who need it.”
Stephen Cunningham, Director Offender Employment and Reintegration, Department of Corrections
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