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Rape Crisis: UK and Ireland

The organisation exists to provide a range of facilities and resources to enable the continuance and development of Rape Crisis Groups. It aims to raise the profile of the movement, act as a national voice for female survivors of sexual violence and abuse and represent the interests of Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse services.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 12:25]

WHO: Clinical management of rape survivors: Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium

The consortium provides guidance to health care providers for medical management after rape of women, men, and children. This guide is designed to assist qualified health care providers (medical co-ordinators, medical doctors, clinical officers, midwives, and nurses) to develop protocols for the management of rape survivors, based on available resources, materials, drugs, and national policies and procedures. Managers and trainers of health care services can also benefit, as they may use the guide to plan for survivor care and train health care providers accordingly.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 12:26]

Black Women's Rape Action (BWRA): asylum and rape

Many women are too traumatised on arrival to give details of the rape and other torture they have suffered - especially to male immigration officers and in a language which is often not their own. When they do mention rape they meet disbelief, disrespect and/or outright hostility, and some women have even been thrown into detention for months - treated as criminals rather than victims.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 12:27]

Rape Crisis

Lists Rape Crisis Centres details in the UK; offers support to men and women; information about rape and sexual abuse plus details on reporting rape and abuse, the police and the court process.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 12:27]

Rape and other torture in the Chechnya Conflict: documented evidence from asylum seekers arriving in the UK.

Published 2004 . A report on torture and organised violence published by the Medical Foundation.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 12:44]

UNHCR: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against Refugees: Guidelines for Prevention and Response Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons

These guidelines offer practical advice on how to design strategies plus carry out activities aimed at preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence. They also contain information on basic health, legal, security and human rights issues relevant to those strategies and activities.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 12:46]

Sapphire: Advice for Victims of Rape

Advice and information is available in 14 languages.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 12:50]

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