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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Aims and objectives of this evaluation
The aims of the evaluation are overlapping and are specified by RCS as to:
• Establish the nature of the rape crisis support services available to survivors
• Assess the effectiveness of these services
• Identify any gaps in rape crisis service provision
The objectives are to:
• Identify the extent, quality and diversity of rape crisis support services currently available to survivors of sexual violence
• Identify any gaps in existing rape crisis service provision
• Assess the impact and effectiveness of rape crisis service provision
• Assess to what extent the national helpline and local rape crisis centres provide integrated support to survivors
Executive summary of the report produced by the American Psychological Association on the sexualisation of girls.
A White Ribbon Foundation Report.
This report examines how violence against women specifically affects children and young people. It looks at the nature of violence they experience in their homes and their own relationships, its impacts, and the priorities for action if efforts to prevent violence among, and protect, young people are to be successful.
This report updates the guidance given to donors in NPC’s first report on domestic violence, Charity begins at home. It also broadens out the discussion to provide information about tackling other forms of violence against women. This report gives context for donors who wish to understand the range of violence that is committed against women in the UK, the impact that it has, what works to keep women safe and to help them to recover, and how the government is involved. It outlines the vital work of charities in tackling violence against women, shows the results that charities achieve, and helps donors to prioritise their funding based on these results.
Paper by Michele Burman, University of Glasgow, Jenny Johnstone, Newcastle University (both Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research) and Janette de Haan & Jan Macleod, Women's Support Project, looking at the Scope of the Gender Equality Duty to drive cultural and practical change.
The Scottish Women’s Budget Group has produced a concise analysis of the case for gender budget analysis in violence against women spending with ‘Spend Now, Save Later’. The paper was commissioned by Scottish Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland and we hope it will inform the debate about how financial decisions should be made and highlight in particular the reasons why frontline services such as rape crisis and women’s aid need continued funding, and the costs of not funding these vital services.