We Need to Talk is a project about survivors of sexual violence being seen for who they are. Strong, beautiful, and dignified women who have a right to tell their stories and speak up.
These women are often blamed even though the violence is being inflicted on them. They are stigmatized and isolated while the perpetrator walks free. This mindset tells society that there are no consequences for inflicting such horrible acts.
Sexual violence is used as a tool of power and control, and has a long lasting impact on women's lives and wellbeing. We must empower women and give them the right to speak up and be heard with respect, so that they can succeed and have the right to contribute in their communities.
According to a U.N report: Violence against women is one of the most common human rights violations worldwide, it happens in every part of our society and has no national or economic boundaries. An estimated 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.