Remember that standing up against sexual violence is just as much about challenging our own behaviour as it is other people’s behaviour. Rape culture isn’t something that just exists in the shadows, each of us will contribute to it in different ways in our lifetime. Take the time to ask your friends and partners what they are comfortable with, think twice before you share something on social media that shames or jokes about victims of assault, listen when friends, family members, strangers you meet talk about their experiences of sexual violence. Small actions make the world of difference to someone who is living with trauma and we can all make small changes in our lives to take action against assault.
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