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#BeenRapedNeverReported: Powerful Stories And Conversation

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Editor's note: We dedicated our front page and Living page to #BeenRapedNeverReported and published this post on November 2, 2014. Read on to find out why and share your thoughts on how to support survivors of rape and sexual assault. Your response so far has been overwhelming, and we thank you. We'll share your comments back with you soon - LY

Today, we at The Huffington Post Canada have no words. Today, they're yours.

Countless women and men have shared this week their stories of rape and sexual assault with a powerful Twitter hashtag, #BeenRapedNeverReported.

The hashtag was created by former Toronto Star writer Antonia Zerbisias and Montreal Gazette reporter Sue Montgomery, who shared their own stories of rape. There's not a lot of space in a tweet, but words have so much power. And words previously unspoken out of fear or shame must not be ignored, whether one or thousands speak them at once.

We are dedicating The Huffington Post Canada's front page and Living page on both our desktop and mobile sites to these important stories. Visit our desktop site here, see some of the #BeenRapedNeverReported tweets below, and follow the live conversation on Twitter now.

Trigger warning: The tweets below contain information about sexual violence which may be triggering to survivors.



Below, we are are also asking what you think should be done to support survivors and prevent assault. (fill out the form). Let's keep this conversation going. We'll share your thoughts back with you in the future.

To the thousands who have shared on #BeenRapedNeverReported: your stories are courageous beyond words. Thank you.

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