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24 September 2012
Rape Crisis Conference - Monday 8th October

Rape Crisis Scotland are holding a conference in Glasgow on 8th October.

The conference, entitled “Transforming a Rape Culture” will look at campaigning on sexual violence. Research reveals alarmingly high levels of woman blaming attitudes to rape. The Haven's "Wake Up To Rape" report in 2010, based on interviews wiith over 1000 people, found that more than half held victims responsible in some circumstances. Twenty eight percent of those interviewed believed that "provocative" dress meant that women were to some extent responsible.

Prevention campaigns on rape have historically been aimed at what women can do to prevent or avoid rape. Recent years have seen a welcome shift towards highlighting the need for a change in public attitudes and to focus on perpetrators and potential perpetrators. This conference will provide an opportunity to hear more about different campaigns on sexual violence, and consider further action in this area. White Ribbon Scotland will be co-facilitating a session with the Violence Reduction Unit on Engaging With Men.

Please find the event programme attached with information on how to book your place at this event.

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