Sexual Violence

Rape is violence, not "sex." Reporting on sexual assault means finding not only the right language but the context and sensitivity to communicate a trauma that is at once deeply personal yet also a matter of public policy; immediate and yet freighted with centuries of stigma, silence and suppression. Reporting on sexual violence requires special ethical sensitivity, interviewing skills, and knowledge about victims, perpetrators, law and psychology.

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  • "We Grow Up, We Remember"

    For the past two years, Australia's Royal Commission has been investigating how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. Dart Centre Asia Pacific Board Chair Matthew Ricketson reflects on a public hearing he attended in Melbourne to support a friend who had been abused by a school chaplain.

  • "Spotlight" on Globe's Coverage of Church Abuse

    The feature film "Spotlight" is based on the stories and reporters behind The Boston Globe's investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. In advance of the film's release this Friday, we revisit an interview with the Globe's Spotlight team about approaching and speaking with survivors of abuse, maintaining privacy during a national investigation and taking care of themselves during a difficult story.

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