RSACC shares local women’s words to dispel rape myths. RSACC is launching a campaign highlighting the real words of women it has supported in the region to stamp out some of the common and damaging myths about rape and sexual violence. We are sharing the quotes to mark the start of a global UN campaign ’16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence’ (25 November – 10 December).
The centre offers Free Confidential Counselling & Support to Women who have experienced any form of sexual violence
RSACC is a charity run by and for women. We work to end rape and sexual violence in Darlington and County Durham by supporting and empowering women and girls.
We offer free, safe support to all women over 13 who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
Access support including counselling, Independent Sexual Violence Advisor support, groups and a helpline.
RSACC was established in 1990 we are the only specialist sexual violence service in the area.
1 in 5
1 in 5 women have experienced some form of sexual assault since the age of 16.
There were 2,048 sexual offences recorded by Durham Constabulary from April 2017 to March 2018.
If you need to talk to someone in confidence about sexual abuse, we are here for you
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