This ongoing Mumsnet campaign has two simple aims: first, to shine a spotlight on the prevalence of rape and sexual assault in women’s lives; then, to pull apart the many myths surrounding rape, which make so many women feel that they will not be believed if they report this crime.
To all those women, we say: we believe you.
We hope this campaign will succeed in showing just how many lives have been blighted by sexual violence, and reassure those who have experienced rape that it’s never your fault. #webelieveyou
- Join the discussion on the Talk boards
- Rape myths we’re challenging
- Read our webchat with Keir Starmer on changes to how the CPS deals with rape
If you’ve experienced sexual violence of any kind, you can find out where your nearest Rape Crisis centre is here. Rape Crisis also run a freephone National Sexual Violence Helpline, on 0808 802 99 99 (open 12pm -2.30pm/7pm-9.30 pm every day). Alternatively, you can access a Sexual Assault Referral Centre – they’re open 24/7 and will provide support, advice, and immediate medical help if necessary.