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Indian Male

North Africa

I think listening [is the most important part of supporting a friend who discloses]. I totally agree with participant number two, cause’ at the end of the day, a person might, if they decided to…

I think filing the report directly to the police is better than contacting the university first because it is a more direct way and it wastes less time. If the person decides to seek therapy…

We need to raise more awareness about problems like these, because I think in our culture, more than western culture, this type of stuff is slept upon. It’s not talked about enough, or it’s even…

I think it should be automatic. For example, if I’m in school and this person- either they go to school or they don’t, the school should be a safe environment for me. I don’t want…

I think in North Africa, we have this culture to blame the victim. It’s very important to make the victim understand that he or she isn’t the problem. They didn’t commit any mistake; so I…

Participant 1: Everyone assumes that anyone who claims that they have been sexually assaulted is right – at least ninety percent, right? – because nobody likes to go out and talk about it or say,…

Unfortunately, our culture sometimes has the tendency to blame the victim, blaming it on how they were dressed. Probably the biggest thing they say is, “You were dressing too inappropriately, so you were asking for…

No matter your background, 90% of the time it’s assumed that the female has more power to go and say, “I’ve been sexually assaulted,” and they will have more help. I think it’s time to…

In our culture, sexual assault is considered one of the taboo subjects. It is never talked about. Victims have to suffer through [it] alone, in silence, which makes it much harder. So, I think it…

How much proof do I need to actually need? How much evidence do I need to prove that I have actually been victimized? Because it is always a topic with these cases. So, how much…