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Require trigger warnings for all broadcasts related to sexual violence

Submitted by Lucy Hall on Wednesday 27th April 2022

Published on Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 17th November 2022

Signatures: 193

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Assaulted ~ Ensure ~ Gender ~ Illness ~ Mandatory ~ mentalhealth ~ News ~ PTSD ~ Severe ~ Survivors ~ TRIGGER ~ TV ~ Victim ~ Violence

Petition Action

Require trigger warnings for all broadcasts related to sexual violence

Petition Details

I want survivors of gender-based violence to be able to opt out of having their day derailed by broadcasts that relate to sexual violence and could be distressing. There are often trigger warnings at the beginning of TV shows or films, but not news. We want mandatory warnings for all broadcasts.

Additional Information

The only way to protect the mental health of survivors is to ensure there are as as many trigger warnings as possible, and the more that can be legislated, the better.

1 in 5 women have been raped or sexually assaulted in the UK.

94% of women who are raped experience symptoms of PTSD.

40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape.


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