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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Deflection, denial and disbelief: social and political discourses about child sexual abuse and their influence on institutional responses A rapid evidence assessment

Counter discourses

The counter discourses revolved around power relations and belief, recognition and support for victims and survivors. Both originated in feminist and survivor movements and operated to counteract dominant discourses around deflection, denial and disbelief.

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