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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 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 10: In her shoes

Whilst the prevalence of violence against women traverses cultural, linguistic, racial, religious and socio-economic boundaries affecting 1 in 3 women no matter where they are in the world or with which culture they identify, a range of factors converge such … Continue reading

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Day 3: Telling the “whole story”

Attrition in sexual assault cases is appallingly high. Only a small percentage of crimes are ever reported and even fewer result in a charge, prosecution or conviction. There are many reasons for this, not least of which is a culture … Continue reading

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Reverberations

Every time I am let down by someone, it matters little how big or small the let down is, it sets something off. Disappointments are the after-shocks from the earthquake that sexual assault was in my life. Sexual assault split … Continue reading

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Reporting to the Attorney-General: I was incredibly apprehensive about the legal system

To be a victim of crime is to have your faith in the community severed. It is shattering. Devastating. When a taxi driver chose to rape me, instead of drive me home safely, he destroyed not only my life and … Continue reading

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