Wednesday, 30 October 2013
16 year old Liz was gang raped and thrown unconscious into a sewerage pit. She has a broken back, internal injuries and is in a wheelchair. The rapists were set free by the Kenyan police and made to mow the grass outside the police station asa punishment.
Sunday, 27 October 2013
All of us who work in the sexual assault field have heard stories about men like David. They are predatory. They wait their time and then they attack. They are good at getting people into situations where they are vulnerable. Nicoll had met David over the internet and had a business relationship with him. They met in cafes. He manipulated her into visiting his home where she was easier to attack.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Late last year General David Hurley Defence Chief delivered an apology to all people with the Force who had suffered sexual abuse. Army Chief David Morrison subsequently made a video with an inspirational message about the importance of respecting women and telling his troops that if they could not do that they should "get out". Following the recommendations after the DLA Piper review into abuse in the Defence Force and the review by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce was set up to assess and respond to individual cases of abuse with the Defence Force. It is clear that the Defence Force has taken its responsibilities seriously around sexual assault with the Force. It is a disgrace that they have been let down by the sentences handed down to the two young men Dylan Deblaquiere and Daniel McDonald who were involved in skyping consensual sex between another cadet "Kate" and McDonald. Both men were sentenced and given a good behaviour bond.
Saturday, 19 October 2013
Bayside Quilters have provided more than 1 100 quilts for SECASA in the past four years. Their Quilts From The Heart project brings joy and comfort to the adults and children who have been victims of sexual assault and family violence.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
SECASA is starting a support group for male victims of childhood assault affected by either institutional abuse or the publicity surround the Royal Commission. You do not have to make a submission to the Royal Commission to join this group.
Sunday, 13 October 2013
May is the mother of a six year old sexually assaulted by a neighbour. Although May believes her daughter and is supportive of her disclosure May is confused. The neighbour, Gary, seems such a nice man. But if he did not present as a good neighbour and a person who could be trusted then May would have not been happy with her daughter going to his home with him. The view of paedophiles as strange old men is not accurate. They are usually people who can get close to families and their children and win their trust.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Angela is Amy and Suzie's mother. She is in an unenviable situation. With her first grandchild on the way her son-in-law sexually assault's her younger daughter Suzie. Her older daughter Amy is angry with her Mother for reporting the rape of Suzie to the Police.