#metoo encourages survivors of sexual violence to speak out. But where is the funding to support them?

Services that support survivors, prevent and treat harm must be fully funded.

“We are completely overrun”

The sexual violence sector suffers from the same issue that besets many social services agencies: partial funding.

“Limited, unstable funding”

Andrea says National Rape Crisis has seen demand for sexual violence support services increase since the #metoo movement came to public attention late last year.

Lengthy waiting lists

Support agencies are left having to make hard choices about who to help first.

The path to healing

In her 20s, social justice advocate Georgie Ferrari volunteered at a sexual assault service, working the phones and supporting women through forensic examinations. Twenty-five years on, she’s appalled that the sector still survives on a shoestring.

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