Click here or press the Escape key to leave this site now
Helpline 01738 630965
Office 01738 626290

The Rape Crisis movement

‘Her’story – a mini timeline of the Rape Crisis Movement.

  • It all began with a handful of women in the 1970s who wanted to DO SOMETHING in response to the need for support for survivors and for campaigning against sexual violence.
  • The first rape crisis centre opened in Glasgow in 1976, followed by the Edinburgh centre in 1978.
  • Originally the rape crisis centres relied solely on volunteers, voluntary contributions and occasional small grants.
  • By the mid 1990’s the constitution for Rape Crisis Scotland had been approved by Inland Revenue. Funding was secured from the Scottish government for a national office.
  • Now we have 16 rape crisis centres across Scotland, from as far north as Shetland and as far south as Dumfries.

If you want to find out a bit more about the amazing women and their experiences of the early days of the rape crisis movement you can download the wonderful Woman to Woman, An Oral History of Rape Crisis in Scotland, 1976-1991.

Related downloads

RASAC Referral Form 2019

RASAC Referral Form 2019

If you are looking to refer any young person (12+) or adult woman to RASAC for Support please ensure you fill in all relevant sections of our referral form and entire that the individual you are referring signs the form. We aim to offer an initial appointment to the individual within two to three weeks. Alternatively we have a women's drop in every Tuesday between 12pm and 2pm at our premises at 16 King Street, Perth

Latest news

LGBT Charter...

LGBT Charter...Sep 14: We welcome all women and young people in to our services, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, transgender identity, age, disability, and religious and cultural background. We also welcome the LGBT Charter as it aims to safeguard Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people's human rights.

September Groups - Walking Group & Gardening Group now available

September Groups - Walking Group & Gardening Group now availableSep 1: RASAC-PK is now able to offer some in person outdoor groups to women

We are Hiring!   Sexual Violence Prevention Worker

We are Hiring! Sexual Violence Prevention WorkerMay 30: Do you want to make a change in society and join a team passionate about gender based violence?

RASAC P&K Multi Agency Online Visit

RASAC P&K Multi Agency Online VisitMay 16: Find out what we do, who we work with and how you can refer to our services.

Loading