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Support at Moray Rape Crisis

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At Moray Rape Crisis we provide free and confidential support, information and advocacy to adults and young people of all genders, aged 11 and over, who are affected by any form of sexual violence. We can support you whether you experienced sexual violence recently or a long time ago, and whether or not you reported it to the police. We also support the family members, friends and partners of people affected by sexual violence.

Coping with the trauma of sexual violence can be hard and you do not have to do this alone. Whatever you may feel at this time or whatever the circumstances, you are not to blame for what happened. We will not judge you. We will listen to you, believe you and treat you with respect.

If you would like information or support, you can phone us on 01343 550 407. If we are not able to answer the phone, you can leave a message with your contact details and how you would prefer us to be in touch- for example, by text, phone or email. You don’t need to give us your real name if you prefer not to. When we contact you, we won’t say who we are, unless we speak directly to you.

You can also email us at contact@morayrapecrisis.scot We will get in touch with you to identify a safe and convenient time we can speak with you.

Vacancies: Trustees

Established in 2018, Moray Rape Crisis provides therapeutic support, information and advocacy for children, young people and adults of all genders, aged 11 and over, in the Moray area, who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. We also work directly with young people in schools and youth settings, and with strategic partners, towards preventing sexual violence.

We are seeking motivated Trustees to help govern our growing and developing service in Moray.

Working to intersectional feminist values, we are seeking a diverse range of women with a commitment to the work we do across Moray. We are particularly interested in applicants from less represented groups, and those with knowledge and experience of governance, strategy, HR and finance. We would also welcome candidates with a future interest in taking on the role of the Co-Chair.

Please note only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive organization, and especially welcome applications from women of colour and LGBTI women.

Recruitment packs are available for download from Goodmoves. You can find out more about our work here

The closing date for all applications is Monday 10 January at 5pm.

Marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Moray

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Today, 25th November, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the first day of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign which runs until 10 December (World Human Rights Day). This campaign calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

According to recent global estimates published by the World Health Organisation in 2018, almost 1 in 3 women around the world have been subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner, non-partner or both, at least once in their lifetime. Research subsequently commissioned by UN Women UK in January 2021 found that over 70% of women in the UK say they have experienced sexual harassment in public places. For young women aged 18-24, this figure increases to 97%. The World Health Organisation describes violence against women as a major public health problem and a violation of women's human rights.

At Moray Rape Crisis we are keen to play our part in the 16 Days of Activism by raising awareness about sexual violence and the services we provide to support people affected in Moray.

FESTIVE OPENING 2020

Moray Rape Crisis will close on Friday the 18th of December, and reopen on Tuesday the 5th of January 2021.

If you are looking for support the Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline will be open very day over the festive period, 6pm to midnight, apart from Christmas Day and New Year's Day when it will open 7-11pm. You can contact them on freephone 088088 01 03 02 email them on support@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk or text 07537 410 027 (your number is visible to the text service, and will be charged at your standard network rate)

We would like to wish you all a happy festive season. Know that support is here for you, and wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy 2021.

COVID 19 Service Update

We know that this is a time of real uncertainty for all of us.

If you have experienced any form of sexual violence, no matter when it happened, we want you to know that we are still here for you, taking referrals and offering support to survivors across Moray of all genders aged 11+, as well as to friends, family, partners and workers.

Support is currently being offered remotely by phone, email and text. If you want to get in touch to find out more about the support we offer, or to make a referral please email us on contact@morayrapecrisis.scot We have limited staffing so there may be a few days delay in getting back to you but know that we are here.

If you are looking for support remember the free and confidential Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline is open every day 6pm to midnight on 08088 01 03 02. You can email them on support@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk or text them on 07537 400 702 (standard text rates apply)

You are not alone. We are here. We believe you. You matter.

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