If you are a survivor of sexual assault or harassment and wish to share your experiences – your journey to recovery, your motivations, as well as the people who have supported you – please do so in the form here.
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These articles may contain references and depictions of sexual violence, which some readers may find triggering. Please read with discretion.
I grew up as an only child in a pretty abusive household. My dad was abusive, and my mum chose to side with my dad. My mum got upset with me whenever my dad lost his...read more
We received this heartfelt thank you note from a long-time client of AWARE's Sexual Assault Care Centre. With her permission, we are sharing it anonymously here. "My...read more
The week I joined the company, I received his Facebook friend request. I had no idea who he was and mistook him for a mutual friend. I made a decision I would come to...read more
One of our Aim for Zero campaign spokespersons tells the story of her sexual assault, and her journey of recovery, in this "Something Private" podcast episode. It's a...read more
27-year-old Alice* works for a charity based in Singapore. She was abused by her father when she was nine. The following year, he was reported by her school teacher to...read more
This story was originally published on Dayre on 2 May 2019. This is Clara To start off with: this week’s DayreStory is going to be a little different from what you are...read more
This story was originally published on Dayre on 9 May 2019. Foreword Doxxing: the act of searching for and publishing someone’s private and personal information which...read more
https://youtu.be/tif0P48XYh4 At a work meeting, Dani’s boss repeatedly propositioned her in a graphically sexual manner. After she rejected his advances, he continued...read more
This post was originally published on Hear to Change 8 November 2017. By Anon I recently tweeted with the #metoo hashtag. Emboldened by the voices and stories of so...read more
This post was originally published on Hear to Change on 1 November 2017. By Anon I was 10. My mother had just let my younger sister and I go shopping together alone for...read more