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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 11: A culture of belief

Attrition in sexual assault cases is a major cause for concern. Research shows that sexual violence, and violence against women, is vastly under-reported. Yet, of those crimes that are reported, successful prosecution rates remain very low. And this is despite … Continue reading

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Day 9: Disability & Violence

December 3 is the International Day of People with Disability. Not only is violence against women the leading contributor to death, disease and disability in women aged 15-44 but, “it is now widely acknowledged that compared to non-disabled girls and … Continue reading

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Day 5: Happy, Healthy Women (Not Just Survivors)

“The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) wishes to address our failure as a civil society to respond to the real healthcare needs of survivors of sexual violence in order to alleviate the impact of abuse when it has already … Continue reading

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Day 4: Eastern Media Advocacy Project

To speak out, to speak up is a very powerful act. To speak the truth. To say what no one wants to hear. To disclose a crime or an abuse of power. To give a voice to trauma. To tell … Continue reading

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