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Rape Crisis Scotland

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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

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

Stronger together
Stronger together

Guidance for single sex services on the inclusion of transgender women.

Publication: Reports

Second class citizens, second class women
Second class citizens, second class women

The impact of gender inequality and commercial sexual exploitation on transsexual women. This report (published 2012), by Amy Roch, LGBT Youth Project, LGBT Youth Scotland, emerged from research undertaken as part of an exchange fellowship with the Centre for Research on Families & Relationships, University of Edinburgh.

Publication: Reports

Tackling female genital mutilation in Scotland: a Scottish model of intervention
Tackling female genital mutilation in Scotland: a Scottish model of intervention

Report released by the Scottish Refugee Council on tackling FGM in Scotland. Contains some information on numbers potentially affected in Scotland and highlights the fact that the data currently available does not provide a detailed picture. The report also explores how other European countries have developed approaches to protect girls and support FGM survivors.

Publication: Reports

Women and girls at risk: evidence across the life course
Women and girls at risk: evidence across the life course

Authors: Di McNeish & Sara Scott. The review looked across the life course of women and girls who experience poor outcomes (offending, homelessness, prostitution and exploitation, chronic mental health and substance abuse) and whilst highlighting significant gaps in the evidence in this area, drew out key messages.

Publication: Reports

Virtual world, real fear
Virtual world, real fear

In September 2013 Women’s Aid hosted a conference to discuss the impact of online stalking and harassment on women. The conference aimed to demonstrate the intrinsic link between online abuse, harassment and stalking, and domestic violence as part of a pattern of behaviours by perpetrators. The conference also explored the fear that online abuse, harassment and stalking created and the impact it had on women. This report draws out the key themes from the conference and makes recommendations for Government, social media providers and criminal justice agencies.

Publication: Reports

Asylum-seeking women, violence and health
Asylum-seeking women, violence and health

Asylum-Seeking Women, Violence & Health: Results from a Pilot Study in Scotland and Belgium, 2009

Publication: Reports

Support for survivors of sexual violence: the rape crisis response

This report outlines the findings of a review into rape crisis services in Scotland. The review considered the nature of the rape crisis support services available to survivors, the effectiveness of these services and gaps in current provision.

Publication: Reports

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