Responding to sexual violence in our groups and communities: Facing discomfort and creating genuinely safer spaces
What can you do when someone in your group or organisation says that someone else within the group has been sexually violent  or abusive to them? What if that person is central to the group, is really nice to you, seems to have a great analytical understanding of power and privilege – surely they wouldn’t. It can feel confusing, uncomfortable and sometimes painful to take those claims seriously but it’s important that we do. Drawing on my own experience of supporting other survivors and of disclosing to my own community, here are some things you might want to think about.