My Dignity - My body is mine
My Dignity is an information and reflection resource about sexualised violence.
My Dignity is for anyone who may be or has experienced sexualised violence and for anyone who may be responding.
Wherever it is difficult to tell someone about domestic and family violence, it may be even more difficult to tell someone about sexualised violence. The intent of My Dignity is to provide information, support reflection, share lived experience insight from others, and signpost to contacts and supports.
Read the first edition of My Dignity
Whether a person tells someone now, later or ever, it is their right to have access to information and resources that support how they make sense of the violence and abuse used against them.
Who is this resource for?
My Dignity is for any person in any community or organisation who at some point may be making sense of the violence and abuse used against them. My Dignity is also for any person listening to and responding to their friends, family members, colleagues, peers or to the people who use their service, who are experiencing sexualised violence in the context of domestic and family violence (DFV).
National, state and territory definitions of domestic and family violence and criminal codes vary, however violence and abuse is never acceptable in any community, family, institution, place or context.
Read more about My Dignity - My body is mine Become a distribution sponsor Background and Feedback Read the Feedback Report on My Dignity which has informed the first edition. We welcome continued feedback in order to improve future editions. Provide anonymous feedback about My Dignity
Become a distribution sponsor
Background and Feedback
Read the Feedback Report on My Dignity which has informed the first edition.
We welcome continued feedback in order to improve future editions. Provide anonymous feedback about My Dignity
"....I was afraid of even speaking about it and having to tell anybody, and it being out there. If I could hold it in, somehow it would be like it didn’t happen..."
Lived experience insights
Voices of Insight are de-identified narratives of people’s lived experience of domestic and family violence and other adversities. The narratives have been developed through the Insight Exchange interview process designed to affirm agency, uphold dignity and support safety.
‘Zoe’ - ‘The sexualised violence I experienced as a teen does not define me – I refuse it that.’
Read other Voices of Insight narratives.
"Lived experience informs structural and social change." Grace Tame.
View the speech from Australian of the Year (2021) winner Grace Tame who helped lead the fight to overturn a law preventing sexual assault survivors from speaking out.
Are you reflecting on your own relationships and experiences?