With the new decade already promising further momentum regarding sexual abuse cases, specialist lawyers Bolt Burdon Kemp analysed online posts on social media and news forums to investigate how the public reacts to high-profiles cases of sexual assault and abuse.
For the first time since starting in 1986, SurvivorsUK has enrolled it’s very own Outreach & Engagement Officer tasked with raising awareness for SurvivorsUK services, as well as educating communities about male rape and sexual violence. Since October 2018, Sam has been all over London (and outside!), talking to organisations, institutions and all individuals about […]
A year ago we were thinking of fundraising ideas and reminiscing about school sponsored silences and dogeared forms which got squashed banana on them in the bottom of your school bag before the days of JustGiving. And then we thought, of course, 26 hours of silence to mirror the 26 years of silence which is […]
Women who support the #MeToo movement must take sexual assault accusations against Asia Argento just as seriously
The #MeToo movement has shed light on a damaging culture of sexual abuse within the entertainment industry, and allowed for a wider conversation about sexual abuse encountered day-to-day. Dozens of women spoke out about being abused by Harvey Weinstein, many of them emboldened by Asia Argento, who spearheaded the movement. So it was hard to […]
We know that mental health difficulties affect all sections of society and we know that men find it harder than women both to say they are struggling with their mental health and to access personal and professional support. We know this and yet men are still suffering and silenced. What are we doing wrong? An […]