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Support For Male Survivors

    Support For Male Survivors There are an estimated 2 million adult male survivors of sexual abuse in the UK, and approximately 12,000 men are raped in England and Wales alone every year. Despite these figures, however, male focused services for survivors of rape, sexual violence, abuse or exploitation are significantly less than services just for female survivors. Male survivors are typically not taken as seriously by professionals when

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Fun Quiz Night

Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre are holding our annual Quiz Night and Raffle on Saturday 14th May at 7pm at Parkstone Yacht Club! Tickets are £10 and include a 'Sailor's Supper' dinner. The options for food are: - Chicken Curry - Beef Lasagna - Vegetable Pasta Bake Any other specific dietary requirements, such as gluten or lactose intolerances, can be catered for if given enough notice. The raffle will take place whilst the quiz is being marked,

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BBC Radio Solent Breakfast in Dorset

Last Friday we were on the BBC Radio Solent Breakfast in Dorset show with Steve Harris talking about rape and sexual violence in the area and letting people know about the services we offer. One of the survivors we support did an interview with Steve the day before talking about her personal experience and how we have helped her. Emma* was very brave to tell her story. If you'd like to listen to her, and to our Fundraising and Marketing Assistant

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Invisible Illness Week 8-14 September

September 8-14, 2014 is National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. This annual event, started in 2002 by Lisa Copen, features a variety of ways to get involved including some chat sessions September 8-14 online with special guests. 2014’s theme is JUST ONE. “You may be just one, but you are one of over 100 million people who live with a chronic illness, and most of the illnesses are invisible. This year, choose to do JUST ONE THING…

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Rape? 50% of women say its the fault of the victims

Women are more likely than men to blame a victim who is sexually assaulted.  They say that a woman provokes it through accepting a drink, flirting or their choice of clothes . These attitudes discourage victims from reporting the crime. Women need to know that it is never their fault.

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Myths and Truths about Rape

Myth: Women are mostly raped outside at night in a dark place. Truth: Only 9% of rapes are committed by strangers. Women are most likely to be raped by someone they know.   Myth: Often reports of rape are made up Truth: Only 6-8% of rape allegations are false, which is a statistic that is the same as any other crime.   Myth: If a woman didn’t get hurt or try to fight back, it couldn’t have been rape. Truth: People react very differently

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