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Indian Male

We probably wouldn’t disclose let alone report

I come from a more conservative background, and in our scenario, we probably wouldn't even disclose let alone report. [...]. As most of our communities are very tightly knit, information would spread out that this person was assaulted. And a lot of people have negative views, where they consider women especially as damaged goods, even though they were the victims in the situation. So, to avoid anyone knowing of that information they just completely avoid the process.


  • Use an app or other tool that allows students to anonymously ask questions about sexual violence and university policies against sexual violence.

  • 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.

  • In the policy itself and in materials and presentations promoting the policy, define "confidential" and "anonymous," and explain how these concepts pertain to the policy, university-based sexual assault services, and the limits on confidentiality and anonymity.