October 24, 2012, | 0 Comments

Raising Awareness of Sexual Abuse

The topic of sexual abuse in the Tamil community is one that does not often get addressed, which could lead victims to feel more pain in dealing with their difficult situation. In order to bring light to this sensitive issue and to highlight the attitudes that members of the community have towards it, we conducted a poll.

The topic of sexual abuse in the Tamil community is one that does not often get addressed, which could lead victims to feel more pain in dealing with their difficult situation. In order to bring light to this sensitive issue and to highlight the attitudes that members of the community have towards it, we conducted a poll. We asked people whether or not they feel victims of sexual abuse are to share the blame for being attacked if they wear ‘sexy clothing’. While nearly 80% indicated ‘No’, 20% felt that the victim should share the blame. This goes to show that there is much need for further education, awareness and understanding with regards to this topic. In an effort to do this, we’ve started to publish a series of articles that dig into sexual abuse in our community. If you have not read them, please do so.

“Finding Hope in the Hopeless: Sexual Abuse in the Tamil Community” 

“Violence Against Women is NOT Invited” 

 Please contact us at info@tamilculture.ca if you would like to make a submission to our magazine to continue to raise awareness around this issue.

 

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