Being intimate after a sexual assault can be difficult. Whilst some survivors may become more promiscuous following an assault, especially survivors of child sexual abuse. Others may become withdrawn and avoid engaging in consensual sexual activity because the emotions and physical sensations may trigger unwanted memories, distressing thoughts, or certain emotions to be brought to … Continue reading Sex after assault
The prevalence of PTSD in sexual assault survivors
It is common for survivors of sexual assault to experience a mental health issue after the incident, with 94% of survivors experiencing symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the first 2 weeks following an assault, and 50% experience symptoms long term.
A textbook example of why many don’t report: Dr. Blasey Ford
Until we listen to survivors, until we believe them every time, perpetrators will continue getting away with sexual assault.
What is consent?
Consent is the giving of permission and will to engage in intercourse or any other sexual activity. Consent is essential, given by a person’s own free will with 0 coercion, force or threat and retractable at any time. Consent is not assumed, pressured, silent, reluctant, unconscious or unresponsive. Consent can only be made when a … Continue reading What is consent?
Our thoughts on the Government’s victims strategy
Today marks the unveiling of the first cross-government victims strategy by the Justice Secretary, something that the government outlined 3 years ago in their 2015 election manifesto. They pledged to ‘support victims, so that the most vulnerable in our society get the support they deserve’ by implementing a victims law said to ‘enshrine key rights … Continue reading Our thoughts on the Government’s victims strategy
The Gemini Project: Origin
Everyone’s passion for a cause comes from somewhere. This is the origin of ours. *TRIGGER WARNING- talk of sexual assault and harassment.* The Gemini Project's initial aim is for all schools in the UK to provide mandatory education on consent. At The Gemini Project we believe that if consent and relationship education can help even … Continue reading The Gemini Project: Origin
The Journey Begins
Welcome to The Gemini Project! The Gemini Project aims to end sexual assault & harassment starting with our first campaign: Mandatory education on consent, sex and relationships in UK schools. Our aim is that all primary school children in the UK receive mandatory education on consent, sex and relationships. We hope that through this campaign … Continue reading The Journey Begins