Rebecca Hitchen

Operations coordinator at Rape Crisis South London

Rebecca Hitchen is the Operations Coordinator at Rape Crisis South London and a Trustee of Rape Crisis England & Wales. Prior to her current role she was an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) for several years supporting survivors through the criminal justice system.

TV Like Broadchurch Can Help Rape Survivors Find Their Voice

For survivors to see their own experiences reflected back to them can be a powerful thing, it can help them recognise that they are not alone in what they have lived through and continue to cope with. These TV shows can help survivors to find ways to speak about their experiences and access support, and can help society realise just how important it is to believe survivors, and to support them and be alongside them. I also hope it will help foster a shift in attitudes where we place the blame and shame on perpetrators, where it belongs.
27/02/2017 17:03 GMT