An exhibition dispelling the myths of rape and sexual assault
“What were you wearing?” Society continues to blame the victim for provoking an attack by how they dressed, where they were or even the time of day.
This exhibition hopes to dispel the myth of provocative dress being a factor in violent sexual crimes. Behind the shocking statistics, data and quotes are real people, made of flesh and blood left to deal with the aftermath of sexual violence.
No matter your dress, your actions or behaviour before the assault the only person responsible is the perpetrator.
Monday-Friday 10.00 am – 3.00 pm (excluding Wednesday 7 August)
During the Freedom Festival weekend (Saturday 31 August & Sunday 1 September,) the exhibition will be open 10.00 am – 3.00pm.
The Wilberforce Institute aims to advance fundamental knowledge of slavery and emancipation, informing policy, business practice and public debate at local, national and international levels. The Wilberforce Institute brings together experts in humanities, law and social sciences to help tackle this global problem head on. Through our research and practice, we give leaders and communities the tools they need to help shape a better future.