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1in6 Thursday: We Are Survivors

There is nothing wrong with us; something wrong was done to us.
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It's a failure of the criminal justice system - and we can end it.

The rape kit backlog—untested rape kits numbering in the hundreds of thousands across the country—represents a failure of the criminal justice system to protect survivors and to hold perpetrators accountable.
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1in6 Thursday: Pope Francis - Courage and Accountability

September 24, 2015 | BY LendonEbbels | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
It was 28 years ago, in 1987, that I first reported to the Archdiocese of Boston that my parish priest had abused me two decades earlier. I asked that the priest be removed and given help to address his abusive behavior; and that the church make a public effort to find other victims. They told me then they didn’t believe me.
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1in6 Thursday: Speaking Truth To Shame

September 17, 2015 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
The Bristlecone Project celebrates the courage of a growing number of male survivors of sexual abuse who defy the stigma and renounce the shame that have for so long silenced men who have been sexually abused.
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1in6 Thursday: It Takes Time

There is no rushing through the inner healing process. It takes time. And effort.
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The Conversation from Sunday's #NOMOREexcuses SVU Marathon

September 1, 2015 | BY LendonEbbels | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
On August 30, we partnered with USA Network, Characters Unite and NO MORE to host a new Law & Order: Special Victims Unit #NOMOREexcuses marathon to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Check out the social recap from Storify.
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1in6 Thursday: The Cancer No One Talks About

August 27, 2015 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Sexual abuse is a cancer of the soul, and like any cancer; the best cure is love and understanding from family and friends.
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1in6 Thursday: Making Things Whole

August 13, 2015 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Recovery usually does not involve healing on the physical plane, but the healing of something that can best be described as soul wounds. The bleeding of the heart, the psychic suffering, the ghosts that do not sleep…
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1in6 Thursday: Those Flashbacks

I was older when my memories started to return. And they hurt. Deeply.
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