Outcry Witness
is a platform for victims of sexual violence to get information, for signposting, and uniquely, provides a safe, secure, and completely anonymous space for victims to keep a record of their experience so that they have control over their choices. Survivors can quickly and easily create a completely anonymous account on the platform, allowing them to record details of the attack. The page autosaves every 20 seconds, so they do not need to worry about losing information, which can be added to at any time. 

The Outcry Witness platform is widely available, free, and completely anonymous, and only the account owner can access their records. The platform offers a safety exit button - if users need to leave the platform quickly, they can click the button, and it will instantly display the Google homepage. 

Here is how it works: 

  1. Users create a completely anonymous account on the platform. 
  2. The easy-to-use form allows them to write down details about the event they want to keep a record of. 
  3. The page autosaves every 20 seconds, so they do not need to worry about losing their information. 
  4. Users can come back and add information and make changes anytime. 
  5. When ready, they can download their records and use as they see fit. 


Sexual violence includes a range of harmful behaviours, including rape, sexual assault, harassment, and coercion, which occur across various contexts including intimate relationships, workplaces, and public spaces. Perpetrators often exploit power dynamics to exert control and dominance over their victims. It disproportionately affects some groups, including women, children, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities. This perpetuates inequalities and undermines individuals' rights to safety, autonomy, and dignity.  

The impacts of sexual violence extend far beyond the immediate physical harm inflicted upon survivors. Emotional trauma, psychological distress, and long-term mental health consequences are common experiences for those who have experienced sexual violence.  


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