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Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System in translation
Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System in translation Our new video resource 'Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System' is also available in a variety of community languages in addition to the English and subtitled versions. ' Survivors' Guide to the Scottish Justice System ' ( overview here ) - is for anyone who is thinking about reporting a sexual crime or who has already reported and their case is currently in Scottish justice system. The video includes interviews with key professionals and an overview of how to report and what you may expect at each stage of the process. There is a subtitled version of the video for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing ( overview here ) and it is also available in Arabic ( overview here ), French ( overview here ), Polish ( overview here ), Slovak ( overview here ), Chinese ( overview here ), and Urdu ( overview here )....

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Istanbul Convention now in force
Istanbul Convention now in force Rape Crisis Scotland welcomes the news that the Istanbul Convention is now in force as of Friday 1st August ; 14 member states of the Council of Europe have ratified this new human rights treaty and a further 22 states have signed it. The Istanbul Convention is a European treaty whose provisions will enable the member states to challenge and prevent violence against women effectively, and to meet the needs of those who have had these crimes perpetrated against them. The Convention outlines minimum standards to prevent, prosecute and protect women from rape and physical violence, female genital mutilation (FGM), stalking, forced abortion, honour violence and forced marriage. Although the UK Government is a signatory to the Convention, it has yet to ratify it . Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland urged states which have not already done so, to sign and ratify the Istanbul Convention : "All need to act now to improve the lives of the many women and girls who are subjected to violence, simply because of their gender," he said in a statement....

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