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From September 2019, the teaching of relationship education (RE) in primary schools and relationship and sex education (RSE) in secondary schools will be compulsory across England. The school guidance on...
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A hundred years ago, despite all the objections, harassment, internment, degradation, and humiliation of the courageous suffragette movement, some women over 30 were given the vote. This was a hard won fight in the struggle to achieve equal rights. A hundred years on and we are still struggling for equality in the workplace, struggling to identify rapists and child abusers, struggling for compassion if we are refugees or in need, struggling for equal representation in Government and fighting for the right to safety and freedom.

As women, there are activists amongst us who are dedicated to challenging the systems, structures and cultures where inequality exists. We are now speaking out naming and shaming perpetrators, fighting for justice for survivors and working together to make the next 100 years a safer, fairer and more equal society for all.

Yvonne Traynor
Chief Executive Officer
Rape Crisis South London
Response to the Department for Education consultation into changes to Relationship and Sex Education

From September 2019, the teaching of relationship education (RE) in primary schools and relationship and sex education (RSE) in secondary schools will be compulsory across England. The school guidance on the teaching of RSE was last updated in the year 2000 and will come as no surprise that it is woefully out of touch with young people's lives today.

As part of this transition, the government launched a consultation with parents, young people, schools and youth organisations into what subjects the curriculum should include. Based on our work delivering sexual violence prevention with young people in schools and youth settings, we submitted our response, which is available to download here.
Sisters, this is our moment to say #TimesUp

This week saw women in the UK across entertainment and activism stand in solidarity to call time on sexual violence, harassment, abuse and discrimination. Two powerful letters, signed by women at RASASC and supported by BAFTA Awards attendees, led this significant call to action. Read more here »
Have fun whilst supporting RASASC this International Women's Day!

On Saturday 10th March, Typical Girls have arranged a day and night of entertainment and music by women and non-binary artists for International Women's Day, to raise money and awareness for our organisation. Please come along to celebrate and show your support!

You can also donate, and find out how your donations enable us to provide continued support survivors of sexual violence, by clicking the button below.
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Welcoming the Deputy Mayor of London, Sophie Linden

On Friday 16th February we were visited by Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor of London, to see first-hand the specialist services Rape Crisis centres provide for survivors of sexual violence across London.

Sophie Linden Visit
Sophie heard from one woman's experience of the criminal justice system, the importance of the independent and specialist support she received through our services and what changes she believed were needed to ensure the best support and response possible for anyone reporting sexual violence to the police. At a time when the demand for our support services are ever increasing, ring-fenced and long-term funding for Rape Crisis Centre's is crucial.
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