Everyday Victim Blaming

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Victim Blaming in Criminal Justice Systems

When officials in court use blaming, condemnatory language towards victims, other women and girls fear bringing cases to justice because they know they will be vilified themselves like this.

Hundreds of abusive men escape justice daily because of these attitudes. like many others I have experienced rape and chosen not to report it because I am unwilling to endure the victim blaming that may occur in court and elsewhere.

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  • Admin says:

    We completely understand your reasons for not reporting, Rachel. Here at EVA, we have worked with many survivors of sexual violence and only 1 in 10 feel able to report because of the reasons you outlined.
    Thank you for sharing your experience x