The Gemini Project was founded in August 2018 by twins Lucy and Verity Nevitt. After experiencing sexual assault and harassment from a young age and again in adulthood they decided to direct their energy into The Gemini Project and use their experiences with sexual assault to advocate and campaign for change.
‘After experiencing the results of sexual assault we wanted to make sure that others wouldn’t end up with similar experiences. We wish we had known certain things and been given the tools and education to deal with and understand what had happened. We were always told that sexual violence was rare and committed by strangers in dark alleys, but in reality 500,000 people are sexually assaulted each year In England and Wales with approx. 85,000 women and 12,000 men being raped, with 90% of perpetrators being known to the victim prior to the assault and many assaults happening within the victims own home.’
‘We believe that it is important to draw attention to and speak out about failings within education, the justice system and within society as a whole. Only by starting a conversation can we expect to see change, and that’s exactly what we are trying to do.’
The Gemini Project aims to reduce the number of sexual assault and harassment cases in the UK through campaigns and advocacy, as well as to provide signposting information and peer support. Our campaigns include mandatory consent education in all primary and secondary schools, judicial reform including the implementation of a victim’s law and increased funding and accessibility for survivor support services. We hope to help other survivors and offer knowledge that wasn’t available to us. We also have a blog space available for survivors to share their stories and get involved with The Gemini Project.
To find out more about our work and campaigns, visit our ‘Campaigns’ section of the website.
To make a donation to The Gemini Project, you can send your desired amount to us via our crowdfunding page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thegeminiproject