Petition Ban counselling notes of rape survivors from being used in court
Victims of rape and sexual assault are discouraged from having counselling because of the fear that their counselling notes could be used against them if their case goes to court.
Victims of rape and sexual assault should be able to speak freely in a safe environment without the worry of potential repercussions to their case. Only 15% of those who experience sexual violence report it to the police because of the lack of help and support. This means that other citizens are still in danger from unreported rapists and the victim is living in fear of another assault.
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