SURVIVORS DESERVE BETTER
We promote a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing. We build our systems in a way that recognises the needs of traumatised people
Survivor rights, needs and wishes stay the focus of our work throughout
We value people's identities and recognise that what they experience and the support they need may change as a result
Chair, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Steering Group
Director of Student and Academic Services at SOAS
Survivor and Fighter
Susannah Fish (in review of our staff for other work)
Former Chief Constable
We know this is hard and can bring up tough feelings and memories.
We exist to change systems, we're sorry that we don't currently have the resources to support individuals - although we hope to in time.
In the meantime, if you need legal or emotional support, there are many amazing organisations that can offer you specialist care. These include:
Rights of Women provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights
Survivors Trust has 129 member organisations based in the UK & Ireland which provide specialist support for all genders who have survived rape, sexual violence, or childhood sexual abuse. This link allows you to search for support in your area
Women's Aid provides care for women experiencing all forms of domestic abuse.
Rape Crisis supports victims and survivors of sexual abuse
Daughters of Eve provides support to those at risk of female genital mutilation
Survivors UK offers support for men who have experienced sexual abuse
Southall Black Sisters supports Black and minority ethnic women who are facing all forms of gender based violence and abuse
Karma Nirvana supports victims of so-called 'honour based' abuse
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ENDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE AT UNIVERSITY
We believe all universities should have gold standard prevention and response strategies to sexual violence.
Our approach is intersectional, survivor centered, and trauma-informed.
BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER
We want to end sexual violence at universities. To do this, we are asking 4000 students to fund a movement.
In return, you will get access to a national activist network, regular campaign boot camps, and all the tools you need to hold your university to account when it comes to preventing sexual violence and giving survivors the care and support that they deserve.
1 in 3 female students in the UK experience sexual assault
71% of male students who are assaulted deal with it entirely alone
In over 50% of cases, the perpetrator is another student
30% of incidents take place on campus
25% of students experiencing sexual violence skip lectures or tutorials, or change or drop modules to avoid their perpetrator
97% of students don’t report their assault to their university
And how many students experiencing sexual violence report it to their university and feel satisfied with the process?
Our mission is to change that.
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