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The first victim

With only 1 in 100 victims of sexual assault ending up reporting to police, being believed, going through a committal and a trial which results in conviction, we must offer victims more than just the adversarial process. Article by Gina Rush with contributions from CIJ Open Circle's Nareeda Lewers and Renee Handsaker.

Gina Rushton, Feb 2022, The Monthly

“The offender was a registered paramedic who had provided first-aid treatment across the Sydney railway network. His nine victims of sexual touching were female passengers, aged 17 to 29, who each fell ill.” Gina Rushton’s personal essay on trauma in the legal system.

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