VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Our work on Violence Against Women
Bristol Fawcett has worked with others for several years to improve local services for women affected by all forms of violence against women. In 2006 Bristol Fawcett led a demonstration on College Green about the lack of a rape crisis centre in Bristol. There was subsequently significant local improvement in attention given to sexual violence. Bristol Fawcett contributed to the Safer Bristol Partnershipís Rape and Sexual Assault Strategic Group and the strategy produced by this group. We worked towards the launch of Bristolís SARC (sexual assault referral centre: The Bridge) which opened in 2008. We also supported the development of Bristol's Rape Crisis Centre, which opened in 2009. We work with the Safer Bristol Partnership's Strategic Group on Violence and Abuse Against Women and Girls.
Reclaim the Night - Reclaim the Night marches, organised by Bristol Feminist Network, bring together hundreds of activists, campaigners, service providers and citizens of Bristol with the aims of securing long-term funding for Rape Crisis, promoting education in schools about consent and respect in relationships, and driving up the conviction rate for rape in Avon and Somerset. FFI contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit BFN's Yahoo mailing list and discussion forum.
To find out more about local initiatives concerning violence against women, and for some links to campaigns and resources, click here. See also our pages on trafficking.
If you would like to get involved with Rape Crisis Bristol, please email email@example.com for more details.