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Rape Crisis welcomes new report into sexist and victim-blaming attitudes
Rape Crisis welcomes new report into sexist and victim-blaming attitudes
20/1/2017
The Fawcett Society today (20th January 2017) released a report revealing that 38% of all men and 34% of all women believe a woman is totally or partly to blame if she is sexually assaulted while drunk and wearing a short skirt on a night out; Rape Crisis responds  [READ MORE]
On the sad news of Jill Saward's death
On the sad news of Jill Saward's death
05/1/2017
Jill Saward was a good friend and valued supporter of the Rape Crisis movement for three decades. [READ MORE]
Time to Ratify the Istanbul Convention
Time to Ratify the Istanbul Convention
08/12/2016
Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill debated in House of Commons [READ MORE]
Government must do more to ensure schools are protecting children against sexual harassment and sexual violence
Government must do more to ensure schools are protecting children against sexual harassment and sexual violence
29/11/2016
Rape Crisis joins Women and Equalities Select Committee in calling for Government to implement its recommendations on sexual violence in schools [READ MORE]
16 for '16: There's never been a more urgent moment to take action against violence against women
16 for '16: There's never been a more urgent moment to take action against violence against women
25/11/2016
Rape Crisis marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the 16 Days of Action [READ MORE]
Rape Crisis calls for statement from Foreign Secretary
Rape Crisis calls for statement from Foreign Secretary
18/11/2016
A British woman has been charged with having extra-marital sex in Dubai after reporting she was raped by two British men, according to a UK-based legal advice group, Detained in Dubai.  [READ MORE]
Response to Universities UK Taskforce Report ‘Changing the Culture’
Response to Universities UK Taskforce Report ‘Changing the Culture’
21/10/2016
“This must signal the end to patchy support for student survivors of sexual assault.” Dianne Whitfield, Co Chair of Rape Crisis England & Wales [READ MORE]
Trial verdict 14th October 2016
Trial verdict 14th October 2016
17/10/2016
On Friday 14th October, the footballer Ched Evans was found not guilty at retrial of the rape of a woman in 2011. Ed Beltrami, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Wales said: “We respect the decision of the jury today. This case hinged on the issue of sexual consent – that someone consents if they agree by choice and have the freedom and capacity to make that choice. Being drunk does not mean a person relinquishes their right to consent, that they are to blame for being attacked or that they were ‘fair game’.  [READ MORE]
Asking the Right Questions…Looking for Answers
Asking the Right Questions…Looking for Answers
13/10/2016
Rape Crisis welcomes the HMIC report published today and the ongoing commitment to transparency and scrutiny of the handling of sexual offences by the police. The document asks a series of relevant questions and is looking for answers. Rape Crisis England & Wales is unclear how they are going to be addressed in local areas. The increase in recorded rapes that today’s figures reveal mirror the demand Rape Crisis Centres are experiencing. [READ MORE]
New specialist counselling service launched in Leeds for women affected by rape and sexual violence
New specialist counselling service launched in Leeds for women affected by rape and sexual violence
06/10/2016
Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) has launched an independent counselling service for women affected by rape and sexual violence, due to the urgent need for specialist counselling services within the city. [READ MORE]