[42] Helping survivors of sexual & domestic violence – B. Hertford (4/4)

This is what Brianna was doing for 6 years, among other things also in the American rape crisis centres. All of us can be inspired by her story and reflect how we can show up to contribute to helping millions of victims out there. Everybody has got expertise, time or money that can be donated so that the support system for survivors of domestic and intimate-partner violence works more effectively.

Have you listened to the previous interviews with Brianna on this channel? Check them out now! We explained what is sexual and domestic violence, what kind of safety planning is possible in times of corona lockdown and the reliability (or not) offered by the public institutions

In this episode, we look at the story of Brianna and her professional career as an advocate for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the United States. She has been a counselor for adults and children experiencing violence, a medical advocate for survivors of sexual assault, and has worked in emergency shelters. She currently works with a Brussels-based NGO that advocates for human rights at a political level. She manages two programs: women’s rights and gender equality; and LGBTQI people and human rights. Brianna has a MA in International Migration with a specialization in Human Rights Law from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies, and a BS in Psychology from Northeastern University.

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