Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017 (Statutory Instruments 2017 No. 376)
(The ‘Rape Clause’)
The Board of Directors of the Rape Crisis Centre in Glasgow met on Thursday 23rd March, and at that meeting decided that as a point of principle, the organisation would not co-operate with the Department of Work and Pensions by being a ‘third party assessor’ collecting evidence to confirm that a woman’s child/ren had been conceived as the result of a rape.
This amendment comes into law on April 6th 2017 for new claimants.
No woman should be forced to prove her own rape, or even speak about it until she decides the time is right for her, and elects to do so to a person of her choosing.
The Rape Crisis Centre in Glasgow is recruiting part time outreach Support and Advocacy worker to provide one-to-one and group support to women and girls who are survivors of sexual violence, abuse and exploitation.
Are you interested in volunteering with Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre? We are hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Open Event on Thursday 8th September 2016 at the Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0PQ. The event will run from 6 pm until 8 pm.
We are recruiting volunteers for a range of roles – support workers, administration roles, fundraising, events. If you’d like to know more about any of these volunteering opportunities, please come along on the 8th September to our open event.
Parking is available.
Many thanks to Alison Thewliss MP who raised this early day motion in parliament which officially recognised 40 years of Glasgow Rape Crisis Services.
Early day motion 297 - UK Parliament
Early day motion 297
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF GLASGOW RAPE CRISIS CENTRE
Date tabled: 06.07.2016
Primary sponsor: Thewliss, Alison
Sponsors: Day, Martyn I Monaghan, Paull Ferrier, Margaretl Docherty, Martinl Edwards, Jonathan
Total number of signatures: 30
Donaldson, Stuart Grady, Patrick
Edwards, Jonathan Law, Chris
McLaughlin, Anne Newlands, Gavin
Stephens, Christopher Thewliss, Alison
That this House congratulates Glasgow's Rape Crisis Centre on its 40th anniversary; considers that the service has provided free, sensitive and confidential support to vulnerable women across Glasgow and the West of Scotland for four decades and is a lifeline service for local women who have suffered rape, sexual abuse or assault; longs for the day when there is no requirement for such a service; commends the charity for its inspirational work in recent years which includes over 11 ,000 calls to its advice and support telephone line in 2015-16 from 1,000 vulnerable individuals; and wishes the staff and volunteers in Glasgow's Rape Crisis Centre the very best for the future.