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Your speaking up for all females who are insecure

In my view, it’s very important to speak up because you're not just speaking up for yourself, you're also speaking up for all females who are insecure. How can you encourage them to report the incident?

Recommendations

  • Use approaches that are trauma informed and survivor-centred.

  • Emphasize the victim's right to decide whether they would like to report the incident after they have disclosed it to the university. Ensure the victim is aware of the formal and informal routes for reporting, including the option of reporting to the police. Clearly communicate any limits to confidentiality.

  • Offer fictionalized but representative examples of how disclosures and reports to the university have been handled.