This week is the 41st anniversary since Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre was founded. We were the third Rape Crisis Centre to open in the UK, and the second in Scotland, following London and Glasgow.
“The world in which we operate has changed extensively over the 41 years Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre has been serving our communities in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian. In the past few years, we have seen the emergence of the #metoo movement with its central message, which echoes our own: that of listening, believing, and supporting. As people around the world have candidly shared their experiences of sexual assault and rape, we have witnessed a concurrent increase in the number of survivors referring into our services.”
Read our new blog ‘Become our Friend: 41 years of Rape Crisis in Edinburgh and our services have never been so needed‘ by our Centre Director here.