SSAIC would like to thank the fantastic people over at Femifesto for their thorough work on this media resource.
We recognize that the document is very long, but we would appreciate you having a read and even discussing the contents in your news room.
The document also uses language like “you should”, which may be perceived as lecturing or blaming; this is not the message we wish to convey since it is not reflective of our approach to community partnerships. At SSAIC we believe that everyone is interested in treating sexual assault survivors with dignity, and we hope that this guide will provide you with professional development training in order to do this to the best of your ability.
- Download Femifesto’s UseTheRightWords document, a thorough guide for writing and reporting on sexual assault, including tips for interviewing survivors.