Sexual violence and rape happens all over the world and its devastating effects can take a lifetime to recover from. It is estimated that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives (source). One in ten women in Scotland has experienced rape & one in five women in Scotland has had someone try to make them have sex against their will (source).
Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis
Since 1976, Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis have been helping girls and women who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or sexual violence by providing free and confidential support to those who need it.
Alongside that, Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis have a wide range of services to support women who have experienced this terrible trauma. These services include a drop-in service, a free helpline which is open 7 days a week, one to one support and more
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How The Scottish Circle are supporting Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis
The Scottish Circle proud to be helping the Rape Crisis Centre with their funding in this challenging time. They have held multiple fundraisers including a benefit concert with Scottish band, Mogwai. This concert raised £9,000; with £9,000 Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis could cover the cost of running a drop-in service out of school hours for young women aged 13-18 who have been victims of violence for three years.
Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis is also one of the projects supported by The Circle’s fundraising initiative, Chai Day.
The Circle strives to support projects that are working towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Global Goal 5, Gender Equality.
Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis addresses Goal 5’s Target 5.2: To end all violence against and exploitation of women and girls. This target aims to eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.