There will be a rally outside London’s City Hall on Monday 20th July, 12.30 – 14.30, to protest Boris Johnson’s cuts to Rape Crisis Centre funding. The organisers are demanding:
The immediate establishment of a cross-government, ring-fenced Rape Crisis fund of £5m a year.
Greater investment in Rape Crisis by local and regional statutory agencies that refer women to centres.
The number and capacity of centres increased so every woman and girl can access support.
The professionalism of Rape Crisis workers recognised and appropriately remunerated through improved funding to Rape Crisis centres.
The impacts of sexual violence are long-term and far-reaching and funding for services should reflect this.
(from Women’s Resource Centre)
More information here.