News & events
Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre will formally launch its new young People’s Service, Dundee and Angus Young Survivors (DAYS) at its AGM on Friday 2nd February 5pm at the Blind Society, 10-12 Ward Road in Dundee.
Speakers will include:
- Moira Hood MBACP (Accred) UKRC: The value of support for young survivors
- Helen Hampton Senior Young People's Support Worker: Supporting young survivors in Dundee and Angus - The story so far
- Mridul Wadhwa – Rape Crisis Scotland: Supporting LGBTQ+ survivors and why women’s services should support the Gender Recognition Act
To book a place go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wrasac-agm-2017-tickets-42044354797
Come and join us for this year's Reclaim the Night march, which will take place on Thursday 30thNovember 2017. We will start the march at the Marryat Hall at 6pm and from there m
arch around the city centre.
Reclaim the Night marches are held all over the world and serve to both raise awareness of and demand an end to sexual violence. This year we are lucky enough that we will be joined by a variety of speakers, musicians and performers who will both inspire and entertain us, before we set off to march through the city.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Leave No One Behind’ and so by marching together through the city we will spread the message that people of all genders, regardless of race, class, ability, immigration status or sexuality have the right to feel safe in public spaces and in our communities more generally. Reclaim the Night comprises a key part of Dundee’s participation in 16 Days of Action, a global campaign which seeks to create positive social change by eradicating gender based violence.
We’d really love to have your voice represented there. Might you have someone/a group involved in your organisation who might like to speak/perform at the event? Most of all, it would be great to have your support and to have you march with us to end sexual violence. Please do come along with placards and banners aplenty! Given that we aim to make this event as inclusive, accessible and as representative of our community as possible, we particularly welcome banners and placards written in languages other than English.
WRASAC has a new service offering confidential and professional, emotional and practical support to all young survivors - of all gender identities - aged from 11 to 18; who have experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation or sexual bullying; and who live in Dundee or Angus.
The support provided is always the best fit for the young person. That means that we go at their pace, we meet where they feel comfortable and we can arrange a ‘no forms, no pressure’ initial session. We know it’s important for young people to know about our service and the people before they make a decision. We welcome questions, comments and feedback.
We have a helpline and can offer planned support by phone, text, email or Skype. Face to face support is provided at an appropriate venue, for example in school, college, health centre or at our centre in Dundee.
January, 27th 2017, 5:30pm,
Tayside Deaf Hub, The Old Mill, Taymills, 23 Brown Street, DD1 5EF Dundee
Voices of Women Involved in Prostitution - Inside Outside Project
We have an exciting presentation about Inside Outside giving voice to those who have been involved in prostitution in Scotland. Their experiences and thoughts can remain buried in the mainstream press and drowned out on social media. This project gives them the space to tell their stories through their voices and their own photographs that give a visual expression of their experiences.
'Sexting' - What's the Harm?
This is a great opportunity for you to hear from young people involved in the Police Youth Volunteers about the realities and harm of 'Sexting'. This workshop has been developed with the support of our Prevention Worker and has been delivered to the European Police College
Wine and nibbles will help us make it into an enjoyable evening.
2016 ended with a real bang for WRASAC and our services. We had a fantastic and youthful turnout to our annual Reclaim the Night. This was quickly followed by our first national conference on Prostitution and Commercial Sexual Exploitation. We thought we would take this opportunity at the end of the year to reflect on our achievements over the last year.