We live in a world that doesn’t like to talk about sexual assault. Sexual violence is grossly under-reported to the authorities, victims are blamed and persistently stereotyped by society and the media, and there is a general lack of understanding about the extent of the problem and the true nature of the crime.
There are many reasons why people do not report sexual assault, and most are related to stigma. Victims often feel embarrassed and ashamed, and fear being blamed. Despite the fact that they have been violated, victimized and injured, they worry that they will be judged and held responsible for what happened to them. How do we remove the stigma so victims can regain control and heal?
Join Speaker Angela Henderson, Crisis Center Director at Project Celebration, Inc.