Do Not Go Out Alone


MYTH: Do not go alone at any time.  Women are most likely to be raped outside, in dark alleyways late at night.  This is the best way for a woman to protect herself.

FACT: The suggestion of avoinding walking alone, especially at night is a common suggestion to avoiding sexual assault.  However, only 9% of rapes are committed by 'strangers'.  Women are raped in their homes and in their work places where they are less likely to be believed and even less likely to report.  This myth can control movements and restricts freedom.  It can also feel like women are living under a 'curfew' and that it is a woman's responsibility to be either in or out at certain times.  More than 80% of rapes are committed by known men. 

Latest News and Events

We are now recruiting volunteers for 2018. Can you help?

We are currently recruiting female volunteers for our training programme. When qualified you will offer telephone support to those who contact our helpline - we also have a small number of volunteer counsellor placements for those working towards Degree or Diploma qualification. ...
Read more »

Follow @RSACC_Dton

Thank you isn't enough... I cannot put into words just how much you have changed my life around, I can now see light at the end of the tunnel

CREATED EQUALAdhering to Rape Crisis National Service Standards

Charity Number: 1164121