Young migrants in New Zealand say the #MeToo movement has passed them by.
High school students will march in Auckland's CBD tomorrow to highlight their vulnerability to sexual assault and the distinct risks faced by people with migrant backgrounds.
The Future Without Violence Youth March is organised by the youth wing of migrant advocacy organisation Shakti, which says young New Zealanders with migrant or refugee backgrounds are vulnerable to excessive family control, fetishisation, and marrying young under duress.
Papatoetoe High School student Ranisha Chand, who is in Year 12, said the global #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment had been a good platform for addressing rape culture and issues of consent.
"But I believe that it has not included the migrant culture at some points," she said.