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West Africa

I think one of the things you’d need to think about before giving advice [to a friend who had experienced sexual assault] is to make sure you do not minimize emotions. For example, don’t make…

I think in [the] situation [that a friend has been sexually assaulted], the number one thing is to just ensure them that they are loved and you hear them and you see them and you…

Participant 1: I think the number one thing is dependability- just making sure that you are there, even if it’s just to listen so they know someone is with them during such a hard time.…

I think it’s best for [university staff involved in sexual assault response] to understand that because of where we come from, something like this- if they were to ask, “oh, why didn’t you report it?’’…

[University staff responding to sexual assault] should be careful with the set of questions they ask, the questions regarding that incident. […] They should be careful with how they bring up the questions, like, be…

I do have one more question regarding sexual assault that happens on campus. How exactly would the situation be handled? Let’s say if it’s, like, a student and a teacher kind of thing, like, how…

I feel that when a person is reporting a case, it can have a little bit of influence depending on the gender of the person to whom they’re reporting. Let’s say, the person identifies as…

I also feel like education is very important [when it comes to supporting survivors]. So, the person should be educated to give you a lot more knowledge about it, to tell you about it, because…

Artist’s description: The black symbolizes power. The red symbolizes power. The yellow symbolizes hope. The message is to stay strong; you are not alone. By: Shir-vonne Rhodes

With sexual assault, it is good to have as much support as possible from your friends and family. It is not the kind of thing people can deal with by themselves, as one of the…

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