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£730raised of £700 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £730 to Help run a support group for female survivors of sexual violence and abuse.

    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 21st December 2016

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    In 2016 alone, there has been a 40% increase in the number of reported rape and sexual assault cases and globally, one in three women will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.

    While it is positive to see that more woman are now starting to feel comfortable to come forward and seek justice, this has however, put a strain on support services within the Avon and Somerset area. Due to lack of funding, support services are unable to provide what we believe is the necessary support and help all survivors are entitled to! The average waiting list for many services including counselling/therapy is six months, leaving women vulnerable and isolated with nowhere to go.

    As we're sure you understand, there is a vital need for more support for women who experience sexual violence. Due to this we have started Safe Space. Safe Space is a free, independent support group, created by survivors, for survivors. The purpose of the group is to give women a secure and inclusive space to take back control, have a voice and empower themselves and others.

    Through research as well as support from other organisations within the field, we have found that there is a serious need for such a unique service like Safe Space. With your help, we are looking to raise £700 which will go towards the continuation of venue hire, resources, and travel expenses, as we believe Safe Space should be accessible to ALL women. We hope to build a network of empowered and supported women and in doing so, change the way survivors reclaim back their lives.

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    Your donations will help make this community a reality!

    Thank you.



    • safe space1 year ago
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      safe space

      1 year ago

      We are completely blown away by everyone's generosity and support. Your donations have enable us to do so much more then we expected and we thank you deeply for your solidarity and encouragement x

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      safe space

      2 years ago

      Thank you all so much, really appreciate your support xxxx

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    • jasmine Dowd

      jasmine Dowd

      Dec 21, 2016

      Love you xx


    • Liz


      Dec 21, 2016

      Glad to be able to help with this Meg even in just a small way. You are a bright light. Lots of love and merry Christmas.💚


    • Anonymous


      Dec 21, 2016


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      Dec 21, 2016


    • Anonymous


      Dec 21, 2016

      A great project - good luck, Megan :-)


    • Ben Reddick

      Ben Reddick

      Dec 20, 2016

      You give me hope

    • Megan Ballin

      Megan Ballin

      Dec 19, 2016

      Thank you for doing such an amazing thing. I'm so far away but I am constantly thinking about you and your achievements. Sorry I can't give more right now. XXXX


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    safe space

    safe space

    Bristol, United Kingdom

    As survivors of sexual violence ourselves, we understand how vital it is to be supported and listened to. Having been supported by each other, we recognised the importance of survivor lead spaces. We hope that Safe Space can grow into a network of empowered and supported women.

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