RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence network. They created and operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. This nationwide partnership provides victims of sexual violence with free, confidential services around the clock. They also expanded their services with the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline with the nation’s first secure web-based hotline that provides live and completely confidential help to victims through an interface as intuitive as instant messaging.
State Sexual Harassment Hotlines visit Feminist Majority Foundation.
Equality Advisory Support Service – Advice Line for issues relating to equality and human rights
The Fawcett Society – the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights
NHS Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) – SARCs are single locations where any victim of rape or sexual assault can receive medical care, police intervention, and support services. Use this tool to find SARCs in your area
England and Wales
Citizens Advice Bureau England – what is sexual harassment and what you can do about it
Rape Crisis England and Wales – national charity and umbrella body for a network of independent member Rape Crisis Centres
Victim Support – independent charity helping people affected by crime or traumatic events, including rape and sexual assault
UK Government information on reporting rape or attempted sexual assault
Public Concern at Work (PWAC) – charity that supports workplace whistleblowing
Law Centres Network – Law Centres work in local communities to defend the legal rights of people who cannot afford a lawyer
Civil Legal Advice (England and Wales) – provides information about whether legal aid is available for your case
Rights of Women – organisation providing free confidential legal advice and information to women in England and Wales
Citizens Advice Scotland – how to take action on harassment
Police Scotland – help for victims of sexual crime in Scotland
Victims’ Code for Scotland – rights for victims of crime in Scotland
Scottish Women’s Rights Centre – provides free and confidential legal information and advice
Engender – Scotland’s feminist organisation
Current equality legislation for Northern Ireland – NOTE: Northern Ireland is not covered by the Equality Act 2010.
Rape Crisis Help Ireland (includes Northern Ireland) – provides information on professional support and choices for victims
Citizen’s Advice – Rape and Sexual Assault advice for Northern Ireland
Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland – 24 hour domestic & sexual violence helpline, advice on legal rights
The Rowan – Northern Ireland’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Abaad: ABAAD comprises of a dynamic pool of resources, human rights activists, lawyers, experts in their fields, social workers, and researchers that are all dedicated towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.
KAFA Mapping Violence against Women in Lebanon.
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