Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse


Research Request – Excuses, Excuses

We’re planning to write about mitigation used in court cases & we need your help! We’re looking for: Media reports where abusers used excuses for their behaviour (example – intoxication, debt, mental ill health – this is a good example) Research analysing the ‘mitigating factors’ used as part of a defence Court transcripts detailing mitigation […]

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Government need to help INNOCENT child abuse victims once and for all.

No government has ever come down on the side of the child abuse victim. No child can be blamed for being ‘raped’, for being ‘traumatised’, for being ‘terrified’ into silence can they. When a poor victim does find the courage to come forward what do they find? They find the evil sexual deviant is given […]

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Marte Dalelv: Norwegian woman convicted after reporting rape now loses job

This post was first published here – thanks to author for permission to cross post. In March of this year, Marte Deborah Dalelv was on a business trip to Dubai. She was raped after a night out with colleagues and went to the police who imprisoned her and, four days later, charged HER with three […]

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Reframing the conversation around Domestic & Sexual Violence and Abuse.

This post is a collective piece, thanks to all who have contributed. It is going to focus on men who abuse women and children. We acknowledge that there are female offenders, but this post will not be discussing them. It comes with a content note for Domestic & Sexual Violence and Abuse. What do we […]

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FCO travel advice

This is on the Foreign Office travel advice website for Jordan: ‘Women should be careful to avoid situations where they might become victims of sexual assault, particularly if travelling alone.’ https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jordan/safety-and-security


Egypt’s Challenge

This episode of BBC Documentary presented by Shaimaa Khalil highlights victim-blaming culture around sexual harrassment and rape of women protesting in Tahrir Square http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018d8jg Mona Eltahawy’s unbelievable experience of sexual assault in Cairo, is here. The attitudes she reports are also relevant to victim blaming culture. http://www.bidoun.org/magazine/28-interviews/mona-eltahawy-with-yasmine-el-rashidi/

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