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A few things worth knowing (Or, a few ways to help a survivor of sexual assault)

Responding to a disclosure of sexual assault can be a terrifying prospect. Just as for the victim/survivor herself, the supporter who hears the testimony of sexual assault can experience overwhelming emotions of shock, horror, disbelief, grief, anger, fear and distress. … Continue reading

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To those who support us, I say THANK YOU

Supporting a survivor of sexual assault is no easy task. I can’t really know what it’s like, on the other side. The loving family member or friend who is restricted to the periphery as their loved one implodes, explodes and … Continue reading

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The Work of Recovery

After the assault, I took a month’s annual leave. Ostensibly this was time to ‘recover’, to rest and recuperate. A necessary break from the stress and demands of ordinary life in order to focus my energy on surviving what had … Continue reading

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10 Reasons We All Need to Care About Preventing Sexual Violence

Perhaps you think sexual assault is an individual problem? One that affects the victim, and those close to her and, of course, the police and the Office of Public Prosecutions but, beyond that? Why should anyone else care? Why is … Continue reading

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