This episode contains content that may be alarming to some listeners. We advise listener and reader discretion. This episode contains a story related to sexual assault and harassment. We do our best to hold these topics with sincerity, and we hope you’ll listen in only when you feel ready and able. Check the show notes for support resources and please take care of yourself.
In Episode 95, we are continuing with our 2022 mini-series on sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Ally Cedeno read a story of one woman’s experience being sexually harassed and assaulted while at sea in the last episode. Today, we will find out what happened and hear from a woman representing an underground movement to stand up for volunteer crews in yachting.
SASH Reporting and Support Resources
if you have been a victim of or a witness to sexual assault or sexual harassment, you are not alone and can take action today. We encourage you to report such matters to your employer, academy, or union as per their guidelines, or directly to the USCG through their tips app. It can be hard to speak up, but it is a necessary step in seeking help and breaking the cycle of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Below is a list of reporting and support resources:
- USCG Tips Form and App
- Safer Waves
- SeafarerHelp: you can also dial +44 20 7323 2737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yacht Crew Help: 24-hour support for professional yacht crew worldwide
- RAINN-Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: 24/7 Hotline. You can also call 1-800-656-HOPE(4673)
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- Victim Connect: Confidential Referrals for Crime Victims: You can also call 1-855-484-2846.
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