You can save yourself, too.
Please note that if you have been a victim of sexual assault, it’s important to reach out to people who can help you. It is best to find help in your language, in your area, with someone you feel comfortable with. This means we cannot provide you with the answer of “who can I reach out to?”, but we can provide you with some overall advice:
Don’t stay alone
Talk about what happened with someone you trust: family, friends, colleagues, a doctor you trust
Get medical attention as soon as possible
If you feel you need psychological support, ask your physician to refer you to a specialist in your area
Look for a support group in your area
You can find more resources for survivors at https://www.reporttheabuse.org/survivor-resources/
It is okay to ask for help
Part of our theory of change is that having more women committed to gender equity in senior positions will help us change the current culture of humanitarian aid. Networking with other members is a great way to help your career and the cause. Follow our LinkedIn where members post upcoming jobs and helpful advice on career advancement, and to reach out to more senior women for mentorship.