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Rape Crisis Scotland

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END
SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

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Equally Safe
Equally Safe In June 2014 the Scottish Government and COSLA launched ʻ Equally Safe: Scotlandʼs strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls ʼ. This statement to welcome ʻEqually Safeʼ has been jointly produced by key voluntary sector organisations working across Scotland to tackle gender inequality and male violence against women and girls. These organisations are Engender, Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Womenʼs Aid, Scottish Womenʼs Convention, White Ribbon Scotland, Womenʼs Support Project and Zero Tolerance. The launch of ʻEqually Safeʼ is an important step in taking forward work to tackle violence and abuse. We welcome the continued commitment to support interventions, as well as the explicit acknowledgement that preventing violence against women is dependent upon reducing gender inequality in the broadest sense. This strategy makes it clear that all sectors of society have a responsibility to actively work towards preventing male violence and that prevention and equality measures must be embedded across all sectors....

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Write to End VAW Awards 2014
Write to End VAW Awards 2014 Following the success of last year’s inaugural Write to End Violence Against Women Awards, which recognises and rewards quality writing on violence against women in Scotland, nominations are now open for 2014....

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Corroboration
Rape Crisis Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government's proposal to end the requirement for corroboration in Scotland.download our press statement here...

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New Rape Crisis National Service Standards and National Statistics on Rape Crisis Services in Scotland
To coincide with International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, Rape Crisis (England and Wales) and Rape Crisis Scotland have launched their new National Service Standards for Rape Crisis Centres. The standards represent a collaboration between the two national umbrella organisations and are the culmination of a process of research, reflection, consultation and definition spanning five years....

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Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline Three Years On
Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline Three Years On Lifeline for survivors of sexual violence celebrates 3rd anniversaryRape Crisis Scotland’s National Helpline celebrated its third anniversary on Monday 11th October 2010. Since the Rape Crisis Scotland helpline was launched on 11th October 2007 it has received a total of 7,792 calls from members of the public. The helpline, which is funded by the Scottish Government, provides initial and crisis support to anyone affected by sexual violence. Helpline workers, who comprise a mixture of paid workers and volunteers, staff the helpline which is open every night of the year between 6pm and midnight....

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