a holding space
No sexual abuse victim should suffer in silence.
But the reality is they do.
The trauma from being abused has caused
fear in being disbelieved,
fear of being judged,
fear for their safety and even
in re-living the traumatic events.
As a show of unconditional support to victims of sexual abuse,
to let them know that they matter.
This is a holding space where we listen with an open heart and a silent mind.
But we cannot do this alone.
We need your help to make this possible.
Join us in this campaign.
fear to be deeply ingrained in their psyche;
we have created this space and put together this campaign,
what you can say to a survivor
I believe you.
And it is not your fault.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME.
The psychological, emotional and physical effects of sexual abuse can be devastating and life-altering.
Hear from a survivor on how she struggled to make sense of what had happened to her and how it was a constant battle trying to cope with the feelings of anxiety, stress and fear.
HOW DO I
Recovery is possible but it will take time as everyone deals with trauma differently.
Understanding what you are going through can help you find the best form of care to begin the healing process.
Decide on the treatment that works for you. Practise self-care. And find the right support system.
WHAT ARE MY
Justice means different things for different people.
Understanding the police procedures and the legal processes will allow you to make informed decisions on what you can and/or should do next.
WHERE CAN I
Knowing what to do and where to get help can mean a world of difference.
There are resources available to give you the support you need to get through these trying times and there are organisations you can approach for assistance.