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Sexual assault and the Justice System: why so many victims don’t report

Why do so many victims of sexual assault and rape not report their cases to the police? Why does the justice system fail so many survivors?

“A lot of people don’t bother reporting their rape to the police for fear of causing a fuss, or just not being believed, or [that] nothing’s going to come of it,” says Faye White. “And it’s quite stressful to tell people you’re close to, let alone strangers in the police station.”

Faye is just one of the seven people who feature in Life After Sexual Violence, a seven part series which throws a spotlight on the reality of life after a sex attack.

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