04 May '11, 5am

#sgfeminists: @awarenews has revamped their rape/assault crisis assistance service:

In 2010 alone, AWARE received 25 calls related to rape and sexual assault. Some of these calls were made by friends and relatives of the victims, and others were made by the victims themselves. Many of these calls were made years after the incident, with the victim reporting flashbacks, insomnia and depression. One thing was clear: These victims did not get the support they needed to deal with the incident when it happened. In many calls, there was shame, embarrassment and self-blame. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Rape is widely under-reported, and for every call for help that we receive and try to assist with, there are many more women who suffer from rape and sexual assault who are unable to or choose not to come forward. We knew that we had to do more to help victims of sexual assault. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of AWARE’s Sexual Assault Befrien...

Full article: http://www.aware.org.sg/2011/05/aware-launches-sexual-ass...

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