Rape Crisis Midwest launches hard-hitting video

Image taken from Rape Crisis Midwest's 'What Happens Next Matters' video
Image taken from Rape Crisis Midwest’s ‘What Happens Next Matters’ video

RAPE Crisis Midwest has launched a powerful video entitled ‘What Happens Next Matters’ to raise awareness about sexual violence and to raise funds to keep its centres open.

The short video, which is being shared with a trigger warning as some people may find it upsetting, tells the story of a young woman who is raped by a male colleague in her car after driving him home following a date.

Miriam Duffy, Rape Crisis Midwest director said: “We are delighted to be launching this powerful and hard-hitting video. We hope it begins a new conversation about sexual violence. Most people who are raped already know the person who raped them and have some sort of relationship with them.

“Survivors are never to blame. This is why what happens next matters. Here at Rape Crisis Midwest we offer a safe and supportive space for survivors and those impacted by sexual violence to get the information and help they need, but we rely on the support of the community to meet the demand. Everyone deserves support and the chance to heal.”

The online video commercial was developed for Rape Crisis Midwest by award-winning production company Cashmere Media.

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Everyone involved in the production donated their services, skills and expertise free of charge in support of the work of the centre.

The video can be viewed on www.youtube.com