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African Female

Someone who is experienced in sexual assault from my region

The person [who I would want supporting me following a sexual assault] should have knowledge about my background, so they can understand what I am going through. I don't want someone who is putting words in my mouth. I don't want someone telling me what I should or shouldn't do or say. I want someone who can relate to my experience, especially a person who understands sexual assault. Not necessarily a person who has experienced sexual assault; I want someone who can understand what I am feeling. So, maybe someone who is experienced in sexual assault from my region [...] someone who can interpret what I am saying.


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

  • Sign on with a service such as KeepMe.Safe, which connects students with mental health professionals from cultures around the world and promote this service as part of university SV/SA service provision.

  • 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.