campaign against sexual violence
a holding space
A Holding Space is the first ground-up campaign addressing sexual violence. This 2-year campaign will look to educate and empower the public, specifically victims and survivors of sexual crimes, on several key areas including child sexual abuse, sexual assault and harassment, and online harms. The campaign aims to provide information, resources, and support to victims and survivors of sexual violence, empowering them to seek help, access services, and navigate the healing process. There will be a range of activities, both online and onsite, supporting this campaign.
One of the initiatives from the campaign is this toolkit, which is supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
If you are a victim/survivor of sexual violence, this toolkit is for you.
This toolkit compiles key information found online and presents them in bite-sized content that are both easy to read and understand. It is designed to resemble social media posts, so it feels familiar and accessible, with the intention of making the process less daunting.
This toolkit is meant to be a ‘starter kit’, presenting you with key information to help you make informed decisions. And more importantly, to help you take back control of your life and begin the process of healing.
If you are a family member or friend of the victim/survivor, this toolkit is also for you.
This toolkit will serve as a valuable resource, a kind of a ‘roadmap’ or guide, to help you help your loved ones in understanding the options available and figure out the best way to better support someone you care about who is going through a tough time.
We will continue to work on this toolkit.
This toolkit is a carefully curated selection of contributions from many individuals and organisations. And it is still work in progress. It is important to note that this version of the toolkit is merely the initial phase and not the final product. Over the next 6 months, we will actively collect feedback from the public to further enhance the toolkit, ensuring that it becomes more comprehensive and relevant for those in need.
You can share your feedback and suggestions by visiting this link: https://bit.ly/AHS-Toolkit-FeedbackSuggestions , before the deadline of 30th April 2024. We anticipate releasing the second version by the end of next year. We eagerly await your feedback.
with much love,
Founder & Director, The Whitehatters
11 November 2023
Why don't victims /survivors
fight their attackers?
Or just run away?
'Fight' or 'flight' are not the only reactions during a sexual assault. Victims/survivors do experience 'freezing' and 'fawning'.