Principle 4: Cultural competence to acknowledge and respect a survivor’s own cultural beliefs and views is vital.

A survivor’s pursuit of care, support, and justice may be informed by their cultural and other beliefs. Care providers and support must be made available unconditionally and not withdrawn because of particular cultural values of the survivor, and must also endeavor to provide the survivor with all the relevant information they need to form their own opinions and decisions. Survivors must not be judged for their views on any account.