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

10% of children suffered sexual abuse (UK)

15%

15% of girls (5% of boys) sexually abused before 16

37%

were abused in their own home

61%

of child victims don't tell

Most sexual abuse isn’t reported

From the UK’s Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) – a multi-disciplinary team, funded by the Home Office.

See & Do

What is trauma? | Bessel van der Kolk 640 359 TALK Hong Kong

What is trauma? | Bessel van der Kolk

The author of The Body Keeps the Score explains that trauma isn’t what happened to you but how you respond to it. 

Podcast | Sibling Sexual Abuse 720 720 TALK Hong Kong

Podcast | Sibling Sexual Abuse

TALK is sharing this rare content as survivors may also find it useful as it contains a lot of good information about the scope of the issue and family dynamics.

Real TALK: To Let Somebody Know 1400 1000 TALK Hong Kong

Real TALK: To Let Somebody Know

A contributor on the power of telling someone and allowing them to hold the pain with you. Real TALK is our series of articles from fellow survivors of sexual abuse / assault.

Real TALK: My Therapist is Angry with Me 1400 1000 TALK Hong Kong

Real TALK: My Therapist is Angry with Me

A contributor talks anger and seeing it everywhere. Real TALK is our series of articles from fellow survivors of sexual abuse / assault.

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