by the numbers
Historically low reporting rates are why The Brennan Center has said that statistics on rape, assault, misconduct, and violence are also likely to be extremely lower than the reality. But here’s what we know:
The conversation begins
October 1 through October 14
Voices in Action is launching a social conversation to highlight the good and bad of what survivors face when they report sexual assault, violence, and misconduct. Our goal is to normalize reporting so that all survivors feel safe and supported in coming forward about their experience, end the antiquated myths of rape culture, and bring abusers and serial perpetrators to justice.
We will be sharing first-hand accounts of the many ups and downs of coming forward, from the survivors themselves.
We will also be sharing trauma-sensitive educational opportunities, information, live conversations, and much more. We hope you’ll add your voice to the discussion.
Where to follow along:
Twitter – Instagram – Facebook
Share your story of what happened after you reported on your preferred social media page using #WHENIREPORTED and tagging Voices in Action.
Follow and support the stories of survivors who are sharing their experience using #WHENIREPORTED. Spread the word and let other survivors know about #WHENIREPORTED.
Share or repost stories or graphics from our pre-made social toolkit below using #WHENIREPORTED and tagging Voices in Action.
Right click+save any of the images below to post on your social media using #WHENIREPORTED and tagging Voices in Action.
October is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There is a striking correlation and overlap between sexual assault and domestic violence that goes largely undiscussed because of the myths of rape culture. We must normalize reporting assault and violence of all forms against partners.
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