LRCC News

The Board of Directors of Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre invite you to our Annual General Meeting which will be held virtually on Monday 2nd November at 6.30pm.

We look forward to presenting to partner organisations our report on our activities and achievements from 2019 to 2020. This year we will be highlighting the Sexual Violence Prevention Work delivered in schools; our Prevention Worker will present a summary of the educational sessions delivered and some of the fantastic feedback from pupils and teaching staff. If you would like to attend, please click here to request a Zoom meeting link.

Board Volunteer Opportunity LRCC 2020

The Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre is currently recruiting women interested in developing their knowledge and skills in relation to supporting survivors of rape and other forms of sexual abuse.

We are seeking volunteers who wish to develop skills and expertise as Directors, while taking the organisation forward and are especially interested in speaking to anyone with any marketing or graphic design knowledge who can help us refresh our branding.

The most important attributes we seek however are enthusiasm and the desire to make a difference to the women within your local community.

LRCC provides practical and emotional support to women and girls (over 12 years), who have experienced rape or/and any other form of sexual abuse no matter how long ago it happened.  Our services are accessible by all women and girls including; different ethnicities, those with disabilities, transgender men & women.

We particularly want to create an environment where all communities feel free to become involved in volunteer work within LRCC, to enable us to reflect the diversity that exists across Lanarkshire.

More details about the role requirements can be found here.

If you are interested in finding out more, please email your details and interest to Carol@lanrcc.org.uk

These positions require female applicants and are exempt under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

LGBT Charter Mark Journey

Despite the lockdown restrictions, at Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre we are continuing to make good progress towards our Silver LGBT Charter Mark award from LGBT Youth Scotland. From delivering LGBT history workshops to groups of young people, supporting and promoting LGBTQ+ cultural days on social media, replenishing our library with books written by, and for, people from the LGBT community and a complete review of all of our policies to ensure inclusivity we are on course to achieve our award by the end of the year. Watch this space! 😃

If you work with people from the LGBT community and Lanarkshire and would like to discuss how we can work together please contact Nicola@lanrcc.org.uk

STAMP

In August 2020 our STAMP project supported 2 young people to be involved in a 5-week zine-making workshop hosted by the First Minister’s National Advisory Council of Women and Girls (NACWG). The course covered topics such as feminism and intersectionality, all while encouraging the young people involved to be as creative as possible in answering the questions set out by the Council. You can find out more about these questions and the theme focus here (https://onescotland.org/equality-themes/advisory-council-women-girls/intersectional-gender-architecture// )They reflect the Advisory Council’s theme for the year: ‘Creating an Intersectional Gender Architecture’. STAMP members submitted a page each to the Zine which will be read by Nicola Sturgeon herself, however, the public won’t be able to read it until she does at the end of the year, so watch this space!

LRCC Kiltwalk 2020

On Saturday 14th September 2020 staff, board members and supporters donned their tartan and set out on a kiltwalk to raise awareness and funds for the centre. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we managed to raise an impressive £1600 which will be doubled so, including gift aid, almost £3600!! Great effort from the teams and a massive thank you to everyone who supported us.