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Rape Crisis Scotland

WORKING TO
END
SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

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Publications

The list below shows some useful publications both from Rape Crisis Scotland and from other organisations. You can browse through these publications using the list on the right hand side of this page. We have categorised them by publication type, as well as a tagging system to help you find what you are looking for.

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Sexual violence and gay, lesbian, bisexual,  trans, intersex, and queer communities
Sexual violence and gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer communities

Although the vast majority of literature and research on sexual violence has focused on the experiences of heterosexual women, a burgeoning body of work has highlighted the occurrence of sexual violence within and against gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer (GLBTIQ) communities. Research suggests that members of GLBTIQ communities may face significant levels of abuse, harassment and violence (Leonard, Mitchell, Pitts, Patel, & Fox, 2008; NSW Attorney General's Department [NSW AGD], 2003). Experiencing sexual or physical violence, or other forms of abuse and victimisation, is often associated with a range of negative health and social outcomes - such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse (Ryan & Rivers, 2003). However, it should also be recognised that members of GLBTIQ communities show great resilience in the face of social exclusion, discrimination and abuse (Scourfield, Roen, & McDermott, 2008).

Documenting the violence experienced by GLBTIQ communities is an important step towards acknowledging the harm caused by this violence, ensuring that adequate and appropriate support services are provided (Duke & Davidson, 2009), and ultimately, preventing violence. There remains, however, only limited research on sexual violence in or against GLBTIQ communities.

Publication: Reports

Engender: ICESCR - UK - Shadow Report
Engender: ICESCR - UK - Shadow Report

Engender - United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights - UK - Shadow Report. Sixth periodic report of the government of the United Kingdom on measures taken to give effect to ICESCR.

Publication: Reports

Lesbian & Bisexual women looking for support?
Lesbian & Bisexual women looking for support?

Postcard for lesbian & bisexual women looking for support.

Transgender looking for support?
Transgender looking for support?

Postcard for transgender people looking for support

Intersex people looking for support?
Intersex people looking for support?

Postcard for intersex people looking for support

Gay & Bisexual Men looking for support?
Gay & Bisexual Men looking for support?

Postcard for gay & bisexual men looking for support

Supporting LGBTI survivors of sexual violence
Supporting LGBTI survivors of sexual violence

This new leaflet, which was developed in consultation with LGBTI survivors and partner organisations Scottish Transgender Alliance, LGBT Youth Scotland, and LGBT Health & Wellbeing, outlines in detail the particular challenges LGBTI survivors may face, and also gives information on what they can expect if they seek support from Rape Crisis Scotland.

Publication: RCS Support resources

The Coral Project Interim Report

The Coral Project: Exploring Abusive Behaviours in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Relationships - Interim Report September 2014

Publication: Reports

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