Barriers to Reporting

Many Black women hesitate to report sexual and domestic violence due to:

1) Historical trauma and present day treatment, assumptions and stereotypes by first responders (law enforcement, medical personnel, the court system, social workers, and advocates).

2) Language barriers, and fear of deportation increases their difficulty in finding help and supportive services.

What Black Women Need to Know About Sexual Violence

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If you or someone you know needs help call

In an emergency situation call 911

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