Reclaim The Narrative | Zine/Video Project 2019-2020
The STOP Campaign will be launching its second zine "Reclaim The Narrative" on the 27th of February at Badger and Co in the ANU precinct. This zine shares the art, poetry, stories and prose of survivors and allies with the objective of reclaiming the narrative around sexual assault and sexual violence. Go to our Facebook page to express interest in the event and pick up a copy of the zine for yourself.
ZINE LAUNCH Facebook event
Revealing Truths and Breaking Stigmas | Zine/Video Project 2018-2019
These stories were submitted anonymously by students at the Australian National University (ANU). The faces you see in this video are not the faces of the survivors who have shared their stories.
Thank you to all brave survivors who participated in this project, and the readers who listened, believed and communicated their stories to the world. Thank you to our amazing film and editing crew who made this happen.
advocacY + Education
The College Program
The purpose of The College Program is to advocate for the safety of students. The College Program is an advocacy initiative that aims to inform and support learning communities to promote the safety and welfare of students through educational talks and workshops.
We are passionate about facilitating open conversations about a variety of topics surrounding sex and sexual violence, in turn empowering student leaders to further educate their peers and act as positive role models in their communities. We believe that raising awareness surrounding the importance of sex education will foster safe and inclusive spaces for all and prevent sexual violence from occurring.
The Program is composed of workshops that can be catered to student leaders, general student populations, and senior high school students. Program materials and facilitators are available to all Australian secondary and tertiary institutions free of charge. Moreover, the Program can be altered to suit the institutional requirements of respective residential halls, universities or secondary schools.
To end sexual violence at the Australian National University by:
de-stigmatising discussions surrounding sex and sexual violence
educating on behaviours, institutional structures and cultural norms that reinforce sexual violence
providing a comprehensive sexual education curriculum designed for university and residential hall students
providing training modules to students in leadership or pastoral care positions on responding to disclosures and critical incidents, dealing with vicarious trauma and burnout and how to be a positive role model and effective bystander
providing recommendations of trauma-informed policy and procedures that can better ensure the safety of survivors and provide opportunity for rehabilitation of accused perpetrators
Educational materials and resource sharing
empowerment program for survivors
The Empowerment Program for Survivors of Sexual Violence
The purpose of the Empowerment Program is to provide a safe space for survivors of sexual violence that fosters growth, empowerment, as well as build a supportive community. The theoretical aspect of the program will be delivered by professionals and community leaders, providing a unique opportunity for participants to connect with these organisations and individuals in an intimate setting. The physical skill will be taught by professionals, with the hope that survivors leave the program with the confidence that they are strong, resilient and believed. We envision that our program will provide a supportive trauma-informed network for all participants.
To empower survivors of sexual violence, the Program will:
Enable survivors to reclaim control of themselves and their trauma by fostering strength and resilience and confidence
Allow survivors to learn a new, accessible skill and fostering self-development and discovery
Foster relationships with organisations, experts and other survivors
Create a safe space where survivors feel able to connect with each other, ultimately building a supportive community of like-minded individuals
Be trauma-informed with measures in place to prevent vicarious trauma and re-traumatisation.