The intent of sharing these stories is to show the devastation of child sexual abuse and to also show the hope and strength that sustains survivors. Share Your Story to Promote Prevention. Four years ago, I revealed that I was molested for over seven years by my father who was a pastor. He was found dead, in his home, a few days after I disclosed.
Available round the clock, days a year and free of charge: the Violence against women support hotline offers victims a way of receiving competent advice securely, anonymously and regardless of disability whenever they need. Our counsellors provide women with confidential support and if needed can help them find appropriate local support options in their area. This new support service thus caters to a concrete social need and plays an important role in directing victims, relatives of victims, friends and professionals to appropriate support resources. One out of every two disabled women has been the victim of sexual assault. A wide and varied network of support options for those affected already exists at the city and community level, but until recently a central hour hotline to provide all those needing support with information anonymously, free of charge and regardless of disability, and direct them to appropriate local agencies was lacking.
Christy Hinnant is an activist, veteran, and the current Mrs. Universal, the all-around winner of a national pageant competition. She is also a survivor of sexual assault. I tried never to ask for help and to show a strong exterior.