“I was beaten and raped by my boyfriend while serving as a PCV. He beat me up and then raped me when I tried to get away. I remember calling the PC duty phone and saying “I think my boyfriend just raped me” I was told to go back to the backpacker and go to sleep. I was woken up about 4 hours later to the safety and security officer telling me i had to move to a guest house because my boyfriend knew where to find me and might come looking for me.
I was told I had to ET [early terminate service] (not be med sep’d considering it was not my choice to leave…which is what I was expecting) and generally [felt] like I was being kicked out of PC because of actions I had no control over.”
“I really felt like PC was making it seem like it was my fault and received NO support from PC when i got back to the states. Not even a phone call to make sure i arrived home safely. There was NO policy in place for my situation and it made feel thrown out by PC and by my boyfriend.”