We Support - Women
Women are disproportionately affected by sexual violence, and this is reflected by the fact that around 90% of our clients are women.
Since we started out in 1986, have evolved as an organisation to meet the needs of women who have experienced sexual violence, and we do this by:
Providing the opportunity to talk to a woman in confidence, over the phone or in person. She will listen to you, believe you and support you to decide what’s right for you
Providing a women-only space for you to meet with a counsellor, therapist or for group support
Providing ISVAs (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) who are women trained to support you if you decide you want to report to the police, and for every step of the way through the criminal justice process
We work with women of any race, culture, religion, sexuality, age, disability or status, and we are constantly working to make our service accessible to all women.
We recognise that rape and sexual abuse are gendered crimes – the majority of victims are female, and the majority of perpetrators are male. Sexual violence on a societal level is one aspect of discrimination against women, of gender inequality. Our values as a feminist organisation, acknowledging this power imbalance in society, have led to our way of working: we are women-led, and we seek to support women to take control of their lives and their recovery.