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Survivor views on a future Scotland

As the Referendum approaches, Rape Crisis Scotland is keen to seek the views of survivors on what they would like responses to sexual violence to look like in a future Scotland. What needs to change?
What would really make a difference?

If you’d like to let us know what you think, please visit this short online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TZSMSVG

This consultation comes in the context of debates around independence, and RCS is keen to ensure that survivors' views are represented in this debate. Rape Crisis Scotland does not hold a position on the outcome of the Referendum, and the results of our survey are solely intended to inform discussions with politicians and others on survivor priorities for a future Scotland.

The survey includes questions on three specific areas (the justice system, support services and public attitudes & culture) as well as a space for commenting on what respondents feel is the biggest priority in general - and any other comments they may have.

Rape Crisis Scotland will publish the results here on our website, and disseminate them via social media. We hope that in doing so we will highlight survivors' views for politicians on both sides of the independence debate.

The closing date for responses is Monday 30th June 2014.
If you have any questions about this consultation please email info@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Write to End Violence Against Women Awards, which recognises and rewards quality writing on violence against women in Scotland, nominations are now open for 2014.

Journalists, bloggers and students are invited to submit examples of published work for consideration for the three award categories (Best Article, Best Blog, and Best Student Article). Third parties are also invited to nominate work that they feel represents quality VAW reporting in Scotland, as well as shaming bad examples of VAW journalism for the award’s Wooden Spoon award.

Nominations can be submitted through the awards website: www.writetoendVAW.com

Winning articles will be chosen by a panel of experts including journalists, writers and those working in the violence against women field. The deadline for submissions is 01/10/14, with the winners being announced at parliamentary reception on December 10th 2014 coinciding with the 16 Days of Action To Eliminate Violence Against Women, which takes place between the 25th of November and 10th of December.

Download a full press release here.