Help and Spread Awareness for the Victims and Survivors of Sexual Assaults and Violence
Do you feel unsafe? Are you suffering from physical or psychological abuse by someone? So worry not and we are here to help you. We built this shop in an effort to raise awareness and to support the victims and the survivors of the silenced yet soaring amount of domestic assaults and violence against women. We encourage people to take their own initiatives and to fight for their rights and peace. We are here for you.
Did you know?
Did you know that someone is assaulted every 98 seconds? And that’s just a rough estimate since sexual assault is the most under-reported crime, according to data from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).
“Sexual Violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. These effects aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help and support they can be managed. Learning more can help you find the best care to begin the healing process.”-RAINN
Myth: Sexual assaults most often occur in public or outdoors.
Fact: 55% of rape or sexual assault victimizations occur at or near the victim’s home, and 12% occur at or near the home of a friend, relative, or acquaintance.
Myth: People that have been sexually assaulted will be hysterical and crying.
Fact: Everyone responds differently to trauma- some may laugh, some may cry, and others will not show any emotions.
Sexual violence starts early. 1 in 3 female rape victims experienced it for the first time between 11-17 years old and 1 in 8 reported that it occurred before age 10.
Sexual violence is common. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes. Nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 38 men have experienced completed or attempted rape and 1 in 14 men was made to penetrate someone (completed or attempted) during his lifetime.
Why are we taking a stand?
Sexual violence occurs throughout the world and the problem gets worse when victims who are sexually assaulted or abused do not report what happened. Many survivors decide to live with deep, emotional, scarring pain because they think that it seems much easier to endure than being under a microscope subject to other people’s criticism if they disclose the abuse. However, if we continue to let it to be that way, sexual abuse will continue to pervade our culture. So we take a bold step to support and raise awareness about the said violence. Although it is uncertain when this violence will totally diminish, as long as the efforts to fight violence are sustained, hope could be set high.
The idea behind our “Self Defence Kits” was influenced by assault victims worldwide.
We made this kit for a lot of reasons. Sexual assault is a subject that I don't take lightly. Too many children, women, and men are affected by it and only until the last few years have we been able to publicly talk about sexual violence without being completely shunned. We are aware we cannot definitely prevent further assaults with this kit, but even if it gives someone 30 seconds to escape, those 30 seconds could perhaps prevent an attack. And we are honored to give anyone that possibility.
We wanted to make use of our knowledge and creativity to create a product that will help people in some way through this kit that may help them feel secured and prepared. Because no one will really know when those predators will take advantage of us, so it is better to be ready and safe.
To decrease the incidence of sexual harassment women and girls experience in a year and also to increase the public’s knowledge of what constitutes sexual harassment.
To increase women’s confidence and desire to use public spaces in the city at night.
WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED BY FEAR ANYMORE
Step in to stop sexual violence!