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Be the first generation to end the cycle of silence

Fact: After sexual assault, most victims turn to someone for help. what if they turn to you? how will you respond?

When victims are doubted or blamed, they may never tell anyone else. They won't get the help they need, and they won't report the crime. Stop this cycle of silence and help victims on the path to justice and healing.

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Fact: Most sexual assaults are not reported.

#truestory. Out of every 100 rapes committed, only an estimated 5-20 are reported to police.

Source: The ‘justice gap’ for sexual assault cases: Future directions for research and reform.” Lonsway, K.A. & Archambault, J. (2012)

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