Marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Moray
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or text them on 07537 400 702 (standard text rates apply)
You are not alone. We are here. We believe you. You matter.