New project offers support to LGBT vicitims of sexual violence

Besi Besemar January 29, 2015

Survivors NetworkMy Voice is a new project from Survivors’ network, the Sussex Rape Crisis Centre offering support to the survivors of sexual violence and abuse.

THE ONE-year project funded by Awards for All aims to increase access to emotional and practical support for Black Minority Ethnic (BME) and LGBT survivors, improving their ability to cope with the impact of sexual violence.

The project aims to:
• Identify needs from BMER (Black and Minority Ethnic and Refugee) populations and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) survivors of sexual violence and abuse, who are under-represented in sexual violence support services
• Develop and facilitate links with BMER and LGBT people who have experienced sexual violence and abuse and those who support them
• Work co-operatively with BMER and LGBT organisations in order to develop service provision and good practice

During the first stage of the project, they are asking those working for organisations, groups or services for the BMER and/or LGBT community to fill in a questionnaire.

To fill in the questionnaire, click here:  

WEB.300If you are a professional who works in some capacity with BMER and/or LGBT people directly, they would appreciate you taking 15-20 minutes to respond to their survey about your work.

Your responses will help them identify best practices in supporting BMER and LGBT people (survivors and non). You don’t have to work in the field of sexual violence support to fill in the survey.

The questionnaire will help identify improvements they can make to existing services.

For more information about ‘My Voice’, click here:

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You can also find us them on Facebook, and @MyVoiceSurvivor on Twitter.