THE SPEAKUP-MOVEMENT: BREAKING THE SILENCE

When the affected can’t talk about their experiences, we need to be even louder for them. This is the only way to change something. When we don’t look away any longer. When everyone raises their voice. To strengthen women* and not the offenders. Be part of the SPEAKUP-movement. Speak up about the true extent of sexual violence in Germany. Let’s make a change – together! Share and spread the SPEAKUP-movement!

ONE OUT OF EVERY

1
WOMEN*

is affected by sexual violence in Germany¹

ABOUT

1 mio
WOMEN*

experienced sexual violence¹

EVERY

1
WOMAN*

remains silent about her experience¹

WOMEN* SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES

Every survivor of sexual violence has the right to talk about her* experience and to decide whether, when and how she* wants to talk about it. Here two women share their stories. Bravely, strongly and loudly.

If a woman* confides in you: Never blame her. The offenders are always the ones to blame. Side with her. Believe her. Respect her decisions and boundaries. Don’t rush anything. Offer her support. Get help from us or other support services.

WHAT WE DO

Us from the women*’s support service offer affected women* a safe space to talk about what they’ve experienced. If you are affected by sexual violence yourself: We are here for you. On the phone, online or face-to-face.

We are loud for those who don’t want to or can’t talk about their experiences. We give the affected a voice and break the silence. Here you can find support services/helplines in your area.

SPEAKUP AS A SUSTAINABLE FASHION STATEMENT

Carrying the topic “sexual violence” into the world: We’re not only talking about it, we’re doing it together with a local fashion label from Munich. Female empowerment for the streets. So everybody learns, that we need to raise our voices. 100% of the proceeds benefit us and through us the affected women*.

20% recycled polyester

80% recycled cotton

100% Support

for affected women*

¹Laut einer repräsentativen Studie des Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend: “Lebenssituation, Sicherheit und Gesundheit von Frauen in Deutschland” (2004)