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Participating in Public Protests

Research objectives: to investigate what the therapeutic benefits (if any) are for rape survivors of participation in collective protest against sexual violence; to explore the implications the findings have for psycho-social services offered to survivors of sexual abuse and their families, particularly in resource-scarce environments.

Nature of project: Based in RU Psychology.

Methodology: The annual Rhodes University ‘sexual violence = silence’ protest will form the site of research; action research will be employed, using mixed methods, including observation, interviews, tweets, facebook entries, documentation of the protest, media concerning the event,  and collection of artefacts such as collages and journals created during debriefing event.

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