Inés Hercovich

Why women stay silent after sexual assault

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Why do women who experience sexual assault rarely speak up about it? "Because they fear they won't be believed," says Inés Hercovich. "Because when a woman tells what happened to her, she tells us things we can't imagine, things that disturb us, things we don't expect to hear, things that shock us." In this moving talk, she takes us inside an encounter with sexual assault to give us a clearer idea of what these situations really look like — and the difficult choices women make to survive. (In Spanish with English subtitles.)

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Inés Hercovich · Sociologist, social psychologist

Inés Hercovich is a pioneer in the study of sexual violence against women.

Inés Hercovich is a pioneer in the study of sexual violence against women.