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Rape Crisis Scotland

WORKING TO
END
SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

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New Rape Crisis Advocacy Project

Rape Crisis Scotland is delighted to announce the launch of an innovative  pilot project in conjunction with Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre and Police Scotland.

The Advocacy Project is funded by the Scottish Government and went live on Monday 16th December, offering 24 hour on-call advocacy support to women and men reporting rape in Glasgow.

The advocacy project will ensure that survivors of rape reporting within ‘G division’ are able to access specialised on call support from experienced workers of Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre.  Access to early support and information will help survivors of rape, accessing the pilot, to feel more informed about the legal process as well as linking them into on-going support available at both Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre and the Archway sexual assault referral centre.

Louise Raphael of Police Scotland commented that “this project is a step in the right direction ensuring victims are supported right from the very start of reporting to the police.” A sentiment echoed by Isabelle Kerr, Manager of Glasgow Rape Crisis who welcomes this initiative saying “GRCC is really keen to be offering support services to survivors right at the beginning of the criminal justice process.”

Published: 18th December 2013

Write to End Violence Against Women Award
Write to End Violence Against Women Award

Rape Crisis Scotland is delighted to join Zero Tolerance, White Ribbon Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid and the NUJ in launching a new award to reward excellence in the reporting of violence against women.

The Write to End Violence against Women Award will reward journalists and bloggers whose work challenges rape myths, and reports violence against women in an accurate and sensitive manner.

Writers, bloggers and student journalists are invited to submit examples of their published work for consideration. Members of the public are also able to nominate articles or blogs for the award through the website http://writetoendvaw.com/

The winning articles will be chosen by a panel of experts including journalists, writers and those who work for violence against women charities. The deadline for submissions is the 31st of August 2013, and the awards will be announced at an award ceremony in the Scottish Parliament at the end of October.

The award has 3 categories, best article, best blog and best student article. There will also be an award for the worst example of bad journalism. Terms and conditions for all categories can be found at writetoendvaw.com.

The judging panel includes writer Gerry Hassan, journalist Lesley Riddoch, Former NUJ executive member and journalist Helen Russell, Zero Tolerance Co-Ordinator Jenny Kemp, Scottish Women’s Aid Manager Lily Greenan, and a representative from Rape Crisis Scotland.

To submit examples of good (or perhaps bad) journalism email info@zerotolerance.org.uk or use the online entre form at http://writetoendvaw.com/how-to-enter/

For more information contact Liz Ely at liz.ely@zerotolerance.org.uk or on 0131 248 2405.

Published: 12th June 2013