It’s time to talk

18th– 24th October is Stepping Out’s Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) Awareness Week. This date commemorates the 3-year anniversary of the Commonwealth Government’s ‘National Apology to Victims & Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse’.

Shining a much-needed spotlight on an issue that effects 1 in 6 women in Australia.

It’s hard to hear but it’s time to listen. Childhood Sexual Abuse is not easy to talk about, nor is it a subject that people feel comfortable hearing. 1 in 6 women have experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse. Enough is enough, its time to be heard.

Post a message of support with the hashtag #CSAAwarenessWeek and tag 6 of your friends.

Our aim this week and every other week is to help more women tell their stories and start the healing process.


Simply starting a conversation to raise awareness about Childhood Sexual Abuse can help. To become more informed view one of our previous webinars or kick back and read award winning author Rene Michele’s tale of survival,
Battle Scars Are Beautiful by René Michele.


Your donation will enhance our program of support activities for female adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse including educational workshops, advocacy, social inclusion programs and case management.

Take Part.

Participate in our key CSA Awareness Week activity by registering for our webinar and online panel where you will hear the inspiring stories and advice of Stepping Out ambassadors and friends René Michele, Jacki Maxton, Georgia Zentrich and Andrea Simcocks.