we are all
a work in progress…

We are a volunteer peer led group of women / femme survivors of sexual abuse and assault based in Hong Kong.  Our aim is to provide a community for English speaking women who would like a safe place to talk to others who are in the process of healing and to undertake advocacy work.

Our mission

TALK was created to offer the power and comfort of fellowship to survivors and to shine a light on the scale of the situation of sexual violence in Hong Kong.  Our team and advisors work to provide a safe space and to conduct advocacy work such as legal reform and research.

Who are the meetings for?

Adult women or feminine identifying people who experienced sexual abuse as a minor or assault as an adult
Those who would like to supplement their avenues for healing from their abuse

If you are male and interested in forming a group for your community, please get in touch!

Under 16 years old when the assault happened (HK)

45%

involved a perpetrator that is a family member or relative

30%

were living with the perpetrator when the assault happened

13years

delay their reporting for assistance for 4,814 days (1.2 yrs if over 16)

vulnerable situation for children and female teenagers

From a report by RainLily, a Hong Kong sexual violence crisis centre, reviewing their cases from 2000-2018.

learning facts is first step to preventing child sexual abuse

Statistics from a Darkness to Light, an American non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse.

10% of children will be sexually abused (USA)

15%

1 in 7 girls (1 in 25 boys) will be sexually abused before 18

90%

know their abuser

62%

of child victims don't tell

7% suffered sexual assault in childhood (UK)

>10%

10.5% of women (2.6% of men) in England & Wales

>90%

of sexually abused children were abused by someone they knew

12.5%

1 in 8 victims come to the attention of statutory authorities

Most sexual abuse isn’t reported

From the UK’s leading national charity The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) and government reports.

See & Do

RTHK | Support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse 1387 781 Taura Edgar

RTHK | Support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Taura Edgar, Founder, and Beth Junell, Advisory Network, on RTHK’s Agender Cafe talking about support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Real TALK: This Book is Shit 907 1360 Taura Edgar

Real TALK: This Book is Shit

Our Real TALK reviewer finds unexpected insights in the book Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma

SCMP | Sexual abuse survivor who founded support group in Hong Kong on her own trauma, and advice for others 500 261 Taura Edgar

SCMP | Sexual abuse survivor who founded support group in Hong Kong on her own trauma, and advice for others

Taura Edgar talks to SCMP about her story and how she founded TALK, which holds group sessions for survivors on issues such as coping skills, and lobbies for legal reform.

Self | What It’s Like to Reclaim Your Sex Life After Sexual Assault 1400 1002 Taura Edgar

Self | What It’s Like to Reclaim Your Sex Life After Sexual Assault

In this article by SELF, survivors share how they were able to process their trauma and mend their mind-body disconnect in order to reclaim their sex life.

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