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Indian Female

Sharing with a friend and the counselling centre

Personally for me [if I experienced sexual assault], I think sharing with a friend, or the counselling center would be more better. Obviously, as the other said, [sharing with someone] coming from a South Indian background [...] is like, "They won't understand the victim's mentality or anything." They would probably just blame the victim and be like, "You are not supposed to be this drunk to end up [unclear]; and you put yourself in that position!" You know, like, that might be the view point, I think. But sharing with a friend and counselling centre - that would be more helpful, because they walk you through the process and help you if you need anything.


  • When responding to a disclosure or report of sexual violence involving racially or ethnically marginalized students, provide these students with the choice to work with someone who shares their cultural or racial identity or someone who does not.

  • Provide long-term support to victims/survivors through university services and/or through referals to external community-based agencies.

  • Present learning materials in a way that is helpful to a friend supporting a victim/survivor.

  • Provide detail and clarity about what happens, and who helps the students involved, at every stage of the process following a disclosure or report.