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£467raised of £700 target by 24 supporters

Weʼre raising £700 to Help run a support group for female survivors of sexual violence and abuse.

Location
Bristol, United Kingdom
Time left
12 days to go

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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.

To keep up to date and support Safe Space further, find us on Facebook and like and share our page:

https://www.facebook.com/safespacebristol/

Your donations will help make this community a reality!

Thank you.



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    5 days ago

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    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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    18 days ago

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    Thank you all so much, really appreciate your support xxxx

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 6, 2016

    £20.00

  • Simon Glinn

    Simon Glinn

    Dec 6, 2016

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 6, 2016

    Go, Megan! This can make a real difference to people's lives - more power to your elbow! :-)

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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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