Author Archives: Kate Ravenscroft

The five changes I’d like to see happen on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today, the 25th of November, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It is also the first of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. We know that the key to ending violence against women is establishing gender … Continue reading

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Victim Impact Statement

On Wednesday, the 21st of May, the man who raped me was sentenced. Four years, four months and four days after the assault took place. In the end, he did not face charges of rape – the two charges of … Continue reading

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Disconnected, Or the difficulty of maintaining relationships after violence

One of the most insidious impacts of violence is the toll it exacts on your relationships, on your ability to connect to other people, to feel, to trust, to communicate, to believe in them and in yourself, to believe in … Continue reading

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Day 16. force: Upsetting Rape Culture

Last week a new, and rather surprising, Victoria’s Secret campaign was launched “PINK Nation”.  PINK Nation is a lingerie line that is all about good sex and what makes for good sex? CONSENT. “PINK loves CONSENT is more than a … Continue reading

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Day 15. Project Unbreakable

Project Unbreakable is a photography project by Grace Brown that gives survivors a voice. Survivors of sexual violence write words spoken by their attacker and then hold them up to be photographed. The photograph is then posted online. Surviving sexual … Continue reading

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Day 14. Take Back The Tech

Take Back The Tech is a collaborative campaign that happens each year for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gendered Violence. Take Back The Tech focusses its attentions on reclaiming IT – communications platforms and communications rights – for ending violence … Continue reading

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Day 13. See, Hear, Speak

One-third of women (33%) have been sexually harassed since the age of 15 in Australia. This is despite sexual harassment being outlawed and explicitly (publicly known to be) illegal for over 30 years. The Australian Human Rights Commission undertook a … Continue reading

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