Author Topic: 'Shocking' lack of support for female victims of sexual violence  (Read 149 times)

celeste

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-46151747More than half of female survivors of sexual violence in Greater Manchester did not receive enough support, according to researchers.

Their experiences have been published in a report compiled by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and three different charities.

Researchers spoke to nearly 400 women who had suffered sexual violence.

There needs to be "urgent action" to address the "shocking lack of adequate provision", said researcher Kate Cook.

Dr Cook, head of MMU's Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre, said: "Hundreds of women who are survivors of abuse in Greater Manchester lack support, right now.




"Women have experienced some poor service from a wide range of agencies."

Many women told researchers how they felt judged and silenced, and that they did not know where to go for help.

In particular, those who live away from Manchester city centre struggled to find specialist support.

The report was written by Voices of Survivors: Hearing Women for Change - a research project by MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health), Manchester Rape Crisis, Trafford Rape Crisis and MMU.


Presentational grey line◾56% said they had not been able to access the support they needed
◾173 women said they had been raped
◾153 women said they had been victims of child sexual abuse


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This tells me that there isn't enough expertise and training to help the victims,

and that there are a lot of dysfunctional excuses for men about  ::)
All that's necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing