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Survey Reveals ‘Alarming’ Attitudes of Britons on Rape

An "alarming" proportion of adults in Great Britain remain confused about what constitutes rape, campaigners say. A third of people surveyed for the End Violence Against Women coalition said there had to be physical violence for sexual activity to count as rape. A third of males and 21% of females said it would not usually [...]

By |2018-12-07T14:03:05+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mental Health: One in Four Young Women Struggling

The official NHS report found young women aged 17 to 19 were twice as likely as young men to have problems, with 23.9% reporting a disorder. Problems are less common in younger age groups, but are rising, albeit slowly. In children aged five to 15, one in nine had a disorder, up from one in [...]

5 Myths About Sexual Assault

Barely a week goes by now without another case of rape or historic sex abuse being splashed across the news and picked over by critics. Yet misunderstanding about the nature of sexual violence leads to distorted opinions, which can further enhance victims’ feelings of shame, guilt and self-blame. Common myths about rape and sexual assault [...]

By |2018-09-28T11:46:14+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

80% of Teenage Girls Suffer Serious Mental Illness After Sexual Assault

Four out of five teenage girls who have been sexually assaulted are suffering from crippling mental health problems months after their attack, new research has found. Victims were found to have anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other serious conditions four to five months after being assaulted. Experts said the findings confirmed that becoming a [...]

By |2018-07-23T15:58:38+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Speaking Out About Sexual Assault

Growing up, I was a gymnast. The serious, train-six-times-a-week-and-never-do-anything-else kind. By the time I was 10, I had represented NSW at national championships, and won. By the time I was 12, I had represented Australia. By 15, I was preparing for my second World Championships. I had been training relentlessly, day in, day out. I [...]

By |2018-07-09T10:49:49+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Difference Between Rape, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

The #MeToo movement has supported victim-survivors to speak out about a wide range of acts that constitute sexual violence. Reports have included those of rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, sexual coercion, sexual harassment, and behaviours that might not fit neatly into any of these categories. These are all acts of sexual violence, but it’s [...]

Melbourne Uni Makes Sexual Consent Course Mandatory

Undergraduate students must now pass an online course about sexual consent if they want to enrol at the prestigious University of Melbourne. In the wake of a damning Australian Human Rights Commission report into sexual harassment and assault on campuses, Australian universities are rolling out training to teach students about respectful relationships. As part of [...]

Third of Women At Sydney Uni Colleges Experience Sexual Harassment

As many as 32 per cent of women at University of Sydney colleges have experienced sexual harassment and 6 per cent of female college students have experienced actual or attempted sexual assault, with other college students making up the vast majority of perpetrators, a review of college culture has found. The review, led by former [...]

By |2017-12-18T11:03:36+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How Ethical Is Sexual Assault Research For Students?

Thirty-nine Australian universities will now individually release the findings of a national research project on sexual assault and harassment on campus. The “Respect. Now. Always.” project, launched in February 2016, has involved two phases: an open call for submissions from the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) an online survey with a randomly selected sample of [...]

12 Confronting Child Sexual Abuse Statistics All Parents Need To Know

We must educate our children so they know to tell, and keep on telling until they are believed. As a parent and an educator I find the statistics below both confronting and horrifying. However, they do highlight the reasons WHY we need to teach the children in our care Body Safety from the earliest of [...]