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We Believe You: we're launching our rape awareness campaign today.
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KateMumsnet · 09/03/2012 15:56

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.

MNHQ x

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AnyFucker · 11/03/2012 23:19

This is great
Thank you

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Tortington · 11/03/2012 23:20

fabulous

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EduStudent · 11/03/2012 23:22

Well done. I hope this gets the attention it deserves.

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PattiMayor · 11/03/2012 23:23

Good stuff

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LineRunner · 11/03/2012 23:24

I would to thank MNHQ for all the work that they have put into this, all the questions they have asked, all the listening that they have done, and for the commitments they have made to this campaign.

It means a lot.

I hope the CPS takes note. I hope people who serve on juries take note. I hope the government 'trackers' take note.

Onwards and upwards.

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TBE · 11/03/2012 23:28

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Darleneconnor · 11/03/2012 23:54

I think the recent case of Christine Jordan encapsulates all the worst aspects if our current (in) justice system.

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StealthPolarBear · 12/03/2012 00:14

Fantastic name for the campaign

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NarkedPuffin · 12/03/2012 00:21

Brilliant.

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Nilgiri · 12/03/2012 00:24

ThanksThanksThanks to MN Towers, and all who sail in her.

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IAmBooyhoo · 12/03/2012 01:43

brilliant. i am so pleased this has come about. lets hope MN/we/it can do some real good in bumping up those reporting rape/sexual assault figures AND maybe/hopefully it will have an impact on conviction rates too in the long term.

thank you MNHQ

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giraffesCantDonateBoneMarrow · 12/03/2012 06:22

:)

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ripsishere · 12/03/2012 06:25

Great name. Well done.

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justabit · 12/03/2012 06:26

Signed up. Spending time on Mumsnet (both relationships thread and elsewhere) over the last few years has been a shock as I have realised what some women are experiencing.

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Butterflyface · 12/03/2012 06:43

The name of the campaign has just brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.

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MyBrainIsOutOfTune · 12/03/2012 06:47

This is wonderful. Thank youThanks

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msrisotto · 12/03/2012 06:50

Thank you.

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SpanglyGiraffe · 12/03/2012 07:08

This is fabulous, thank you.

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TanteRose · 12/03/2012 07:22

Nice leader in The Independent

"Mumsnet is, therefore, to be applauded for its efforts to create a climate where victims feel they can come forward."

And main article

Thanks

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EauRouge · 12/03/2012 07:38

Brava, MNHQ Thanks

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LeninGrad · 12/03/2012 08:10

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BIWI · 12/03/2012 08:12

This is fantastic. Good luck with it.

Thanks

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NormaStanleyFletcher · 12/03/2012 08:12

Brilliant, just brilliant.

Thank you MN, and those posters (mostly from the FWR board IIRC) who suggested this and helped to get the ball rolling.

Smile

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thegreylady · 12/03/2012 08:35

Excellent campaign with a great title-much needed for so many victims.

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Prolesworth · 12/03/2012 08:48

Thank you and well done mumsnet

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