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Cambridge Speaks Out

Cambridge Speaks Out Survey Report 2014

CUSU Women's Campaign carried out a survey over March and April 2014 looking at experiences of sexual violence and harassment. The aim of the survey was to collect data on the prevalence of sexual violence, stalking and physical violence among the whole student body at Cambridge University.

The survey provides CUSU Women's Campaign with an insight into factors influencing students reporting incidents, the impacts of such incidents on students, where these incidents are taking place and what relationship respondents have to perpetrators of such offences.

Read the Report Here

Please read the Statement from the Women's Campaign Here

Many people still find it difficult to believe that rape and sexual assault happens as much as it does. Around 21% of girls and 11% of boys experience some form of child sexual abuse. 23% of women and 3% of men experience sexual assault as an adult. 5% of women and 0.4% of men experience rape. Given how difficult it is to tell people about abuse, these stats are likely to be the tip of the iceberg (see: Cross-Government Action Plan on Sexual Violence and Abuse). The police estimate that between 80% and 90% of rapes go unreported.

Cambridge Speaks Out is a space where people can be heard.

This site is open to all Cambridge UK residents who want to speak out about what has happened to them.

If you want to, you can share your testimony, without your name, by clicking on 'share your testimony'.