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African Male

East Asia

What’s going to happen to the people, when we report them? […] Because I think sometimes when the person who reported, and the person who is being reported – maybe they are their friend or…

If I have a problem and talk to my family, they will probably say, “Just go to the police, not talking to the sexual violence manager, just go to police.” I guess this is because…

I think that the person who will deal with sexual violence should be knowledgeable about what sexual violence is, and what procedures [to use] to report the sexual violence. And second, that person should have…

I think it’s really hard to share the experience with people – other people. So like, [if a friend discloses to you], first you have to understand the effort she put, to talk to […]…

There’s a story that my friend told me, when we were still back in Vietnam. He told me about how he got involved in sexual assault when he was in the bathroom with other men.…

Participant 1: I think I agree with most of the other participants’ points, that you need to listen and you have to choose the right wording because they are vulnerable and they are [unclear]. Because,…

I think they should provide more information about how to contact the office, and in case you don’t want to face-to-face talk to them. Can I get an email address to send them an email…

I think in those situations, a lot of [victims] blame themselves for the incident, even though it’s NOT their fault. […] So, I feel like the victim would need support from their friends the most.…

Participant 1: For international students […] not all of them have, like, excellent English, you know, so it would be really hard to express themselves, even if the other person knows about the culture. And…

If I experience the situation [a sexual assault], I can probably talk to friends who can accept my feelings or who are understanding of my mind. Like, not only giving their opinion. If my friends…

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