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We Believe You: we're launching our rape awareness campaign today.

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KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Mar-12 15:56:08

Today, we're very proud to be launching a new campaign. It's called 'We Believe You', and it's inspired by the many MNers who've asked us to speak out about the prevalence of rape and sexual assault in women's lives.

While we're at it, we're going to try to explode, once and for all, some pernicious myths about rape - about who does it, what it is, and whom it can happen to. These myths mean that many victims are denied justice: our survey confirmed that most don't report their rape or sexual assault, for fear of being disbelieved.

So the message of our campaign is in the title - we believe you. We hope MNers will get behind it, and spread that message far and wide - on Facebook, and on Twitter, using the hashtag #webelieveyou. And don't forget to let us know what you think here on this thread.

We're also giving a shout-out to Rape Crisis, the End Violence Against Women coalition, and Barnardo's - all of whom are supporting our campaign. They all work hard on sexual violence issues - either by supporting those who've experienced it, or campaigning for better prevention strategies - so do see if you can help them out.


EmilySunshine Sat 01-Oct-16 20:29:02

ok...i now know that what happened to me as a ten year old girl WAS sexual where do i go to access support? i am seeing a MH professional in a few days for discussing further support with the Histrionic/Borderline PD symptoms and wondered if i should ask for support too regarding the abuse? i have had discussed before with my Dialectical Behaviour Therapist i saw some years ago the emotional physical and verbal abuse from a family member, though i feel i still need some more help with that. i wonder if the sex stuff compounded that? i don't know but i do know i' m feeling a lot of bitterness and confusion over it all?

EmilySunshine Sat 01-Oct-16 20:30:04

apologies for poor syntax and grammar etc...tired today

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Cropoverlove Sun 19-May-19 15:28:13

I im so happy to of come across this post i was raped on 1st december 2018 i reported it to the police who have treated me so badly i dont know what to do the person attacked me lives next door im living a consent night
If u have any advice for me as the police are being so laid back even tho i have witnesses they are refusing to take statements
One thing i will say i refuse to give up and im so happy that you guys are out there fighting for us women
If there is anything i can do myself let me know

2BthatUnnoticed Sun 20-Oct-19 22:41:17

Just bumping this to say, that if anyone starts a page on FB or elsewhere to further the aims of this campaign I will happily contribute

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