#IHaveTheRightTo Campaign Launches Today With Chessy Prout

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Chessy Prout said on the Today Show,
“It’s been two years now since the whole ordeal and I feel ready to stand up and own what happened to me – and I’m going to make sure that other girls and boys can own it too and they don’t have to be ashamed either.”
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Last summer, the “St Paul’s Rape Case” prompted an important conversation about sexual assault and bullying in high school. Two years after the assault and a year following the criminal  convictions in the trial, the survivor in this case has decided to be a voice for others. With this  initiative, she refuses to be ashamed or silenced. She has decided to come forward and claim  her rights – and help others do the same.

Launching this initiative with PAVE, the brave survivor in the St Paul’s Case came forward – the interview can be seen on Today.com


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  • Chayjt

    Your bravery speaks volume, because you still have to deal with this for the rest if your life. But the ideal that you allow us to see you repeat, the process mentally can’t be easy. Thank you for standing up, and doing something about it. My hope for you is that in some small way we can make moving forward just a little easier for you by doing our part. Thank you and God bless.

  • Natasha Kornak

    I am so proud of Chessy for coming out with her story and for taking action on this issue. I started a campaign, myself, in Alberta, Canada called Right2Know in June. My aim is to push for schools and universities to teach students about the importance of consent and sexual violence. If you’d like to check out the campaign go to Change.org/Right2Know and/or facebook.com/Right2KnowAlberta. There are so many people advocating for changes to how we treat survivors of sexual violence and I know that together we can make a difference.

  • Derry Browder

    Stay strong, Chessy! 😘 “I wanna see you be brave” and we’ve got your back. 👍🏾