Would you like to help Rape Crisis launch a national anti-rape campaign?
Think about past public education campaigns like drink-driving or
non-smoking – it really has the potential to make a difference, to change
attitudes towards survivors and even those held by potential perpetrators.
We can do it – but we need your help!

Everyclick.com is running a competition until March where the charity who
raises the most amount of money through using their search engine can win a national advertising campaign to be seen on over 1,500 billboards and bus shelters. Help us win it!

Log onto everyclick and register as a supporter for Rape Crisis
(England and Wales). Then set everyclick as your homepage or default search engine and every time you look for anything on the internet you take us one step closer to changing attitudes towards rape.

Registering only takes 5 minutes, the competition only runs for 3 months,
but winning it could change the world. And you could be part of that change.

Please circulate this to everyone you think may be interested. Participants are not limited to the UK. Together, we can do this.


Following on from our action in the city centre over the weekend, here a few ways in which you can help the charity Refuge rise more money.

Here is a bit of Info about what Refuge do and why they do it, including some worrying statistics relating to younger women!

One woman in four will experience it at some point in her lifetime, and two women are killed by a current or former partner every week. Domestic violence affects women of all ages; of all social and ethnic groups. Sadly, this means that it is likey that we all know someone who has been, or will be, affected.

Worryingly, recent research caried out by Refuge has shown a lack of awareness among young (18-21) year old women of the issues surrounding domestic violence. Only 57% had heard of the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, which can be contacted on 0808 2000 247. Only 41% of women surveyed said that they would know where to go for help if they were experiencing domestic violence. Even more worryingly, other research has shown that a frighteningly high percentage of young people (as high as 1 in 2 boys and 1 in 3 girls in some studies) think that it is OK to for a man to hit his female partner or to force her to have sex under certain circumstances.

Refuge saves lives, helping more than 1,000 women and children on any given day to escape domestic violence and build a safe and positive future. Our aim is to empower women, and therefore we do not only provide emergency safe accomodation; we also offer counselling and outreach services, give advice and advocacy support on pratical matters such as legal and housing rights, run campaigns to raise awareness and change people’s understandings of domestic violence, and also carry out research and lobbying to influence the governmental response to domestic violence.

So here are 3 ways to help Refuge rise money and help them to keep helping women…

You can donate your old mobile phone. Each phone that is sent off with result in £3.50 being given to Refuge.

You can take part in a sponsered Skydive (or sponser someone else if your not that brave)

Finally, you can use their online shopping facility, which provides them with 12% commission on every purchase.
Direct link here

Refuge do fantastic and vital work, please take the time to do one, other or all of these small things to help them keep working hard to provide much needed services to women who suffer domestic violence.