National Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Organisers hope the nationwide week-long series of events, hosted by local organisations, will spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and sexual violence is unacceptable. The third annual national sexual abuse and violence awareness week is scheduled to take place from the 3rd – 9th February 2020 across the UK. Organisers hope the nationwide week-long series of events, hosted by local organisations, will spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and sexual violence is unacceptable.

The week aims to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and third sector organisations about how sexual abuse and sexual violence is not ok, it aims to empower victims and send out a clear message that the UK collectively will be saying ‘It’s Not Ok’.

Individuals and organisations across the country will be getting involved with their own events, campaigns, conferences, training and social media activities. Many of the events, discussion points and activities can be found on our website here (http://sexualabuseandsexualviolenceawarenessweek.org/find-events/) and followed on social media via the hashtag #ItsNotOk.

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Organiser Yehudis Goldsobel said: “Over the past few years we have seen the steady growth in involvement in this awareness week. Countless organisations have participated with hundreds of events happening both on social media and face-to-face across the country.”

“The message is slowly being heard – sexual abuse and sexual violence is not ok. We can only add to this by encouraging everyone to participate in the discussions, not only victims and survivors, but all of us can help shine a light.”

“A group of London organisations and I will be hosting an event to Light Up the Night by lighting up Millennium Bridge in London in solidarity with survivors. We encourage the public to come and join us.”

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Freeva Charity based in Leicester provide support for people that have been affected by sexual abuse or sexual violence they provide specialist support and information to anyone affected by domestic violence, rape and sexual assault – we work closely with other agencies to ensure the right support is in place for you.

  • Offering a transparent, reliable and user friendly service for victims/survivors, perpetrators and professionals
  • Holding ourselves accountable to all stakeholde rs
  • Ensuring our staff and trustees are highly skilled to provide an excellent service
  • Working in partnership with other agencies

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