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Caucasian Male

Male or female – you are putting a lot of trust in the individual you disclose to

It’s extremely difficult, in a sense of the male approaching somebody and admitting that they have been sexually assaulted. There’s numerous anecdotal cases from just Western society [unclear] where a - a survivor of sexual assault is being laughed at [unclear] because they’ve admitted that they’ve been sexually assaulted. And honestly, all you have is hope that the medical professional or the individual which you are approaching er has the knowledge and the background to recognize how absurd that is. But you are - no matter where [you are] coming [from], male or female - you are putting a lot of trust in the individual when you are telling them this has happened. And you make the assumption when you are approaching the authority figure that they are going to know what to do and they are going to have the correct response to the situation.


  • Create an inter-university and college roster of peer supporters and educators that includes international and domestic student leaders across genders.

  • Make supports available to members of the university community who receive disclosures, or raise awareness of these supports within university communities where they already exist.