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Rules & Responsibilities of Officials for Sexual Assault

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

“Hello there! I’m here to provide you with a bit of information on the rules and obligations that officials must follow when you report an instance of sexual & gender-based violence. I would like to remind you that suggestions on this post should not be taken as medical advice, legal advice, therapy, etc. or as a one-size-fits-all approach.  Keep in mind that every individual’s journey of  experiencing and navigating through stress or trauma is distinctive because you are one of a kind and no person is truly like you!  Experiencing abuse in any form is NOT OKAY, but what you are experiencing as a result of abuse is valid.  Please know that healing is not a formula and is not for anyone else to define for you. You do you, and you follow all that you need to follow, to help yourself. If you need additional resources or just someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to Imaara Foundation."

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Who is a D.O & what should they do?

Who is an I.O & what should they do?

Who is an SHO & what should they do?

What is an MLC?

What does prosecution mean?

Should the original name of the survivors/victim be used?

Who cannot be a witness for the complainant?

What if I do not have a lawyer to defend my case?

What is an e-Challan?

Will the victims/survivors identity be revealed to public?

What is the RCC & CIC?

Which authority is in charge of protecting victim(s) family members, & prosecution witnesses?

What should I do if an official is failing to abide by the rules & responsibilities?

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