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Our services are confidential, free and available to anyone who's been raped or sexually assaulted, now or in the past. We can help, regardless of whether you have told the police or anyone else about the attack. Our volunteers can visit you at home if you want us to, and if doing so will not put you at further risk or somewhere else if you prefer.
If you don't want to see anyone face-to-face, you can also talk to us on the phone, either at one of our local offices or at the national Victim Supportline. National helpline for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse, their families and friends.
Provides emotional and practical support. Both organisations are based on self-help and provide support, legal information and advocacy. Rape and sexual abuse can happen to anyone regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, culture or social status.
Living with the consequences of rape and sexual abuse can be devastating. We believe that all survivors are entitled to receive the best possible response to their needs whether or not they choose to report.
Sexual violence. Women's Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to , women and children every year. We work to end violence against women and children, and support over domestic and sexual violence services across the country.
If you have been subjected to male rape or sexual abuse, one of your biggest challenges will be taking the decision to talk to someone. At Survivors UK we know this can seem an enormous and daunting step. Anxiety and fear are among the most common emotions experienced by the abused. But these feelings do become easier and people can, and do, successfully go on to explore their past and its links with today in making sense of recurring problems.
National Organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse. Rape Crisis Centres that do not provide services for men or boys will be able to give you information about relevant support organisations.
See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries. Rape or sexual assault: information for men. Williams graduated, he reported what had happened to Air Force authorities, expecting them to jail his attacker and start an investigation.
Instead, his chain of command began to complain about his performance, he said, because the rapes had left him with damaged kidneys and a torn rectum, and because he was missing too much training in order to get treatment.
He was soon forced out of the Air Force for being medically unfit, his service record shows. Today, veterans like Mr. Williams are coming forward in growing numbers to demand that the Department of Veterans Affairs provide treatment and compensation for the harm done to them. Some 61, veterans, including Mr. Williams, are now formally recognized by the department as having been sexually traumatized during their service, and the number of claims filed each year has surged by 70 percent since Williams said.
Paul Lloyd was pushing a cart through the supermarket near his home in Salt Lake City, looking for light bulbs, when he stopped to sniff a variety of scented candles on a nearby shelf. Suddenly his hands were over his face, and he sank to the floor, sobbing. One candle smelled just like the shampoo he had been using in the shower at Army basic training in , when he was beaten and raped by another recruit.
Lloyd joined the Army National Guard at When he was assaulted in the shower one night after everyone else had gone to bed, he said, he told no one. Even when he ended up in the hospital the next day with internal bleeding and a torn rectum, and doctors asked him what had happened, Mr.
During the years when Mr. Lloyd was in the Army, only 3 percent of male victims reported sexual assaults, according to Defense Department estimates. The percentage has increased nearly sixfold since then, but the vast majority of men who are sexually assaulted still never report it.
Lloyd earned top scores in marksmanship and physical fitness, and wanted a career in the military, but he said a sense of betrayal and disgust at being raped started to gnaw at him. When he was given leave for Christmas, he decided not to return.
He was taken back to boot camp and eventually discharged for misconduct. He was later able to upgrade his discharge to honorable. At home, he told no one about the attack.
He stopped going to church, he said, fell into drinking and struggled to hold a job. He questioned his own sexuality. Bill Minnix was too ashamed to tell his family why he was kicked out of the Air Force in , and they were too ashamed to ask.
What would people at church say? What would the neighbors think? He had enlisted at 17, and was a few weeks into radar technician school when a group of older enlisted men and officers took some new recruits to an off-base resort. In a private bungalow, after a round of drinking, Mr. Minnix said, the older men told the recruits it was time for their initiation.
Minnix said. And we got forced into sex acts none of us wanted. Minnix struggled to make sense of what had happened in the bungalow. He found he was unable to concentrate on his work, and started to do poorly in radar school.
He was desperate to get out of the Air Force. Minnix, who lives in Bend, Ore. The best thing to do was run. Minnix deserted, was caught a week later, and then deserted again.
He took the discharge. He burned through jobs and two marriages, drinking to numb his own loathing. In recent years, through counseling provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mr.
Minnix has been able to come to terms with what happened. He drove his Jeep in the local Veterans Day parade in For years, when I heard the anthem or saw the parades, I would cry.
I can feel like a veteran now. The few years Billy Joe Capshaw spent in the Army were the worst years of his life, he said, but to this day he wears an Army veteran baseball cap. He said it deflects unwanted questions from strangers about the marks on his face. In , Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested and confessed to raping and killing 17 young men and boys, some of whom he then dismembered and ate.
The news media soon learned that Mr. Capshaw had been Mr. Capshaw lives. At a news conference before a bank of reporters, Mr.
Capshaw described the heavy-metal posters Mr. Dahmer decorated their room with, and the W. Fields jokes Mr. Dahmer liked to tell. But he did not mention the vials of lorazepam and ketamine that he said Mr. Dahmer often used to sedate him. Or the metal bar he said Mr. Dahmer used to beat him, or the motor-pool rope to tie him down, or the scars, still visible on Mr.
Dahmer trying to muffle his screams with a clenched hand. Sandra Gonzalez is a proud mom, a member of the Latinx community, and a survivor of sexual violence. She was raised in a community that emphasized virginity before marriage, which caused Sandra to feel an additional layer of shame about what had happened to her. Yes, this experience has changed me, but the core of who I am is there.
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