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Is it my business?

Participant 1: Oh, if it's my business. [...] It's like, if I'm in the right place to help, if I am the right person to talk to [...] and if the person is sure [pause] they were assaulted, then we have to seek counselling for that.
Facilitator: That's the advice you would give?
Participant 1: Yeah, seek counselling, because you have to deal with the mental, psychological implications of the assault before we can deal with the respondent. [...] Also, I will think about if the person is certain [about experiencing sexual assault].


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  • Ensure all sexual violence prevention and response education and training opportunities actively deconstruct victim-blaming, rape myths and gender norms. Ensure these sessions take an intersectional approach to understanding sexual violence and supporting victim/survivors.