Speaking up about your truth of sexual violence and sexual harassment is an uphill task and a traumatising experience. We have seen what the #MeToo movement has done in raising further awareness on how women are affected by sexual violence and harassment. The movement has certainly encouraged women to speak out on what they have been silent on for so long, and to be more supportive of a fellow victim. The voices and stories of survivors and victims are critical in the much needed societal change and law reforms.
This series is our ways of showing solidarity with victims and survivors who are ready to tell their stories on social media. We believe preparation and risk assessment is key, more so in an environment that resorts to victim blaming or disbelieving of victims’ stories. This series of guides are jointly prepared by KRYSS Network and SpeakUp Malaysia to provide support and solidarity for victims and survivors who are ready to speak up.