Our new campaign for 2017 is now live, and we could not have put it better. Enough!
We will be hosting a new photo campaign this year, and we want to know what you have had enough with. If you would like to participate in this campaign let us know. The more awareness we spread, the more lives we can reach.
We want to thank everyone for their support, and are proud to say that we have hit well over 1000 likes on our Facebook page alone. That means, because of your help, shares, posts, and support, we have been able to reach out to so many survivors and their friends and family. Let's make 2017 a year to remember!
Our contributors have had #ENOUGH! Read their stories here:
Most young people who have struggled through sexual abuse have kept it a secret, afraid that their abuser will hurt them even more. The abuse is often kept seret from everyone. What we don’t see at the time is that if we didn’t keep secrets from our loved ones the abuse would end sooner.
Mine wasa secret, until my parents found out and saved me from the abuse.
I’ve had enough of victims struggling alone. I’ve had enough of victims keeping their abuse a secret.
There is always someone you can tell. There is always a way to tell your secret.
Enough Abuse. Enough Secrets.
At fourteen years old, I went to press charges against my abuser.
It took a lot of courage for me to come out to my family about it, and a ton more to go pursue charges against him. I was nervous and scared, I could barely speak clearly when I was giving my statement to the detective and the social worker who accompanied him (because I was a minor).
Afterward, my family and I were told they could not further the investigation because there was not enough evidence, even though the detective had told my mom, “Something happened to this girl, there is no doubt about it.” There was enough evidence that a detective could tell I wasn’t lying, that something did happen, but not enough to go anywhere with it.
I was upset; I was angry. I wanted justice. But there wasn’t anything I could do.
It still infuriates me to this day; I know this happens to many survivors, and with 6 out of every 100 incidents of sexual assault actually being reported to the police, it makes me even more upset.
Our justice system is failing us. Not only are assailants getting almost disgustingly little time (4-6 years on average!), but survivors who show signs of being sexually abused are being turned away for investigations because there is not enough evidence.
How will there be any evidence?! It’s rare that there is physical evidence of sexual assault, and it’s rare that the assaulter will actually admit to someone about their crimes. If there are signs of someone being sexually assaulted, then there should be enough evidence to launch an investigation, there should be enough to fight it in court.
I plan to go back to the police to attempt to press charges once again. I will get my justice. Not being able get my justice has silenced me enough; I cannot say any info about who my abuser is or what had happened, because I could face accusations of slander since it has not been proven in court.
They walk free and innocent, while I continue to suffer with anxiety issues and depression due to their actions. At this point, I don’t care how long they get incarcerated; I just want to be able to shine my light, speak openly about what happened to me so I can help others, and not let them continue to act innocent.
I will not stand for this any longer. There needs to be a change.