Speak Out Melbourne

November 22, 2007 at 1:15 am (melbourne action)

International Day of Action for Community Responses to Sexual Assault

 SPEAK OUT1PM DECEMBER 1STSTATE LIBRARYSWANSTON ST, MELBOURNE CBD 

We want a day of action calling for community response to sexual assault. We are calling for support for survivors of sexual assault, and a process of community response that prioritises their needs, safety and healing. We are calling for processes that try to change the underlying myths and power dynamics that lead to assault, before it happens. We want processes that deal with perpetrators in a way that challenges their beliefs and behaviours, and gets them to take responsibility for their actions and for trying to change.

 

This day is about healing and empowerment of survivors and supporters. It is about saying that dealing with sexual assault is important, and that we all need to work together in our communities to make that happen.

 

We will also be running stalls in the CBD in the week leading up to the day of action, with free resources and information about myths of sexual assault, consent, supporting survivors, safer spaces, and community responses to perpetrators.

 For more information, or to help out: communitiesresponsetosexualassault.wordpress.com

ida_2007@gmail.com

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