Blame, shame and silence are systemic.
We Pledge To Not Forget.
WE are. Reporting to remember.
Reporting To Remember is a collaborative research project, documenting sexual and gender based violence that has long been justified through the systemic use of victim blame. The project is a public archive of blame and shame in the context of violence against women, girls and all persons that exist in the collective public and social memory.
Violence against women has been justified in the name of honour, state, nation, and a morality rooted in patriarchy. Blame and shame surrounding sexual assault has forced survivors of sexual assault to be silent. It has forced survivors of sexual assault to commit suicide due to the fear of being disbelieved.
The project proposes to build a collective memory of shame and blame surrounding sexual assault, so that we never forget, and pledge to change. The archive also proposes to connect the relationship between spaces, regions and identities experiencing violence through victim blame.
You can contribute to this project too by filling this link and or applying to be part of the research team. e: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no excuse. No justification.
I Never Ask For It.