sexual assault

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Petition to Area Commander

I was gang-raped at 14 and police did nothing: take rape seriously

***Trigger warning*** The moment I walked through that door, on some level, I knew I had lost. I was 14. A friend and I snuck out for what I thought would be a normal teenage party. She took me to a hotel room filled with boys and men. I noticed the absence of other girls. I was brutally gang-raped, drugged, and then raped some more. I was 14.I didn’t want to make any sudden movements. I was this scrawny little ballet girl and they were rough with me. I didn’t want to find out what would happen if I made them angry. The next day was agony.My friend’s mother called the police when she realised we’d snuck out. When the police found us the next day, they yelled at us. It added to my fear, it added to my trauma. In those circumstances, there was absolutely no way I was going to tell them what had happened.Monday at school, that ‘friend’ told everyone that I’d slept with nine guys in one night. That evening left me shattered- it changed the trajectory of my entire life. To this day it causes me insurmountable distress. The police dismissed the case without investigating.When I plucked up the courage to report this, Burwood police were useless. I knew one of the guys involved in the gang rape. I gave his name. The detective scoffed and told me to go away and google him, which’d tell me why it wasn’t worth investigating.He’s now in prison overseas on death row. I couldn’t stomach food for days when I found out. I want justice: this man knows the other gang-rapists out there, who are walking Australia’s streets scot-free.These men robbed me of my childhood, my innocence, my health. All without consent. The least the police can do is properly investigate, not dismiss the case after spending less than a day on it.Burwood police: re-open my case and investigate it thoroughly.

Frankie *
31,346 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Sam Gyimah MP, Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Theresa May MP

Fight for the national policy to end sexual violence at universities - #ItsRevolting

I was raped at university by another student. I sat there the morning after being violated, overwhelmed at the prospect of having to see my rapist on a weekly basis. My university's policy stated that if you were reporting what was a criminal offence they couldn't, and wouldn't do anything, until it had been dealt with by the police. So I told noone and dismissed what happened to me as 'not that bad', because how could it be if there was nothing in place on campus for people like me? And I am not alone. Sexual violence is happening at every university in the UK. And it's revolting.  Please join Revolt Sexual Assault in urging the government to acknowledge this wide spread issue and implement national policy, with student survivors at the heart. With your help we can create a new minimum standard of care for all students who experience sexual violence, at every university.  Nearly 50% of the students and recent graduates, that Revolt Sexual Assault surveyed, said they were sexually assaulted at university. 70% of female students said they had experienced some form of sexual violence. However, only 6% of those students felt able to report the incident to their university.  Many universities' have next to no support or specialised staff and policies in place for survivors, or even campaigns to prevent the normalised culture of sexual assault and harassment on campus. In some cases, the same procedures for cheating in an exam are applied to a rape allegation. Because of the university environment, it is not as simple as just going to the police. Students are studying, living and socialising with their peers and perpetrators. How can they go through that lengthy, and sometimes traumatic, criminal process without support from their university? Through our campaign, Revolt Sexual Assault, I have spoken to thousands of students who are suffering in silence, blaming themselves and feeling alone, without the help they need. Like I was. You are not alone.  We need your help to end this. Everyone in the UK has the human right to an education, an education free from sexual violence. Sign and share our petition and join the revolution.  #ItsRevolting

Hannah Price
169 supporters