Six key messages about sexual violence in UK activist communities

The article I wrote (with the help of Karis and others) based on my reflections of the interviews we have done so far on the research project is now up on Open Democracy here

It was a culmination of thoughts and feelings from sitting in my house transcribing interviews for a couple of weeks at the beginning of the year. We are now in our analysis phase so there is plenty more to come when we start to engage more with survivors’ stories(including a report/zine that we will launch in summer). The planning for the workshops also kicks off in February. We plan to do workshops in London, Bradford, Newcastle, Cardiff and Edinburgh during September 2016. These workshops will enable us to share our research findings and help to put them into practice.

If you are interested in hosting, co-facilitating or making sure your group and/or organisation gets the opportunity to attend please get in touch thesalvagecollective@gmail.com.

If you are a survivor and you are interested in being involved please contact julia (Tel: 01908 655455; E-mail: julia.downes@open.ac.uk)
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One thought on “Six key messages about sexual violence in UK activist communities

  1. Following on from the Open Democracy article; another reason there might be a greater preponderance of survivors amongst activist organisations and communities may be that survivors have an intimate understanding of betrayal and want a world where no one need experience that again. Hence being drawn to whichever cause or group they perceive as being most aligned with themselves.

    In other words, it’s not merely a statistical probability borne of being part of a minority or oppressed group; it’s also a motivating factor in becoming an activist.

    Just a thought, not sure if it’ll help.

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