Tag: sexual assault

9 Myths About Sexual Violence

The conversation about sexual violence has become more prominent in recent years, which is important in raising awareness and holding abusers accountable. However, there are several harmful myths about sexual violence that tend to circulate and make it harder for…

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What to Know If/When Reporting a Sexual Assault

Survivors of sexual assault have options in deciding how they want to proceed after an assault. One of those options is to pursue justice in the legal system, through law enforcement and the courts. Reporting a sexual assault is a…

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Embrace Your Voice: It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Finding the Words to End Sexual Assault April 9, 2018, St. Louis, MO—It can be challenging. Yes, yes it can. Still, Safe Connections encourages everyone to speak out about sexual assault. The fact that we talk about sexual violence matters….

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An Open Letter to the Stanford Sexual Assault Survivor

We hope you’ve had a chance to read the 12-page letter that one survivor wrote and read to the man who sexually assaulted her. With over 11 million shares, her letter quickly went viral and is helping people engage in tough conversations about rape…

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Voices

On Wednesday, November 4, more than 375 people attended our 10th Annual Voices Ending Violence Dinner. Our featured speaker was former client Cari Hill, who touched the crowd with her powerful story at our Together Brunch in April. Cari was introduced by another…

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Say “No More” with the Cast of SVU.

Get comfy on your couch. Click the remote. Watch some SVU on USA. Post your thoughts to social media. Easy, breezy. That’s all it takes to be part of a growing nationwide movement to help end domestic and sexual violence. That’s all…

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White House Cracks Down on Campus Rape

On Monday the White House issued guidelines for college campuses after a string of widely publicized rapes.  The guidelines urge colleges and the military to conduct anonymous surveys about sexual assault cases, adopt anti-assault policies and work to better ensure…

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