- Our support service provides emotional and practical support (face-to-face, telephone, email, online, peer support groups) or through assisting or signposting someone to other relevant agencies for support.
Every person’s reaction to rape and sexual abuse will be different, and there are no rules setting out exactly how to respond when someone you tells you they've been abused.
The most important thing is to listen, don't judge or , try to interrogate and don't try to be an expert. It takes a great deal of courage to talk about sexual violence, so it is important that you acknowledge the person's strength in surviving it and talking to you.
It is also important that you enable them to make their own choices at their own pace. You may wish to direct them to our helpline so that they can talk about their options. These include:
LRC adopts a feminist perspective that recognised that sexual violence is a crime of violence and abuse of power. By working to feminist principles, LRC further recognised that the women in never to blame for abuse she has experienced.
LRC provides a female environment which is a safe and supportive that allows personal growth and through giving the women and girls confidence to talk about any fears or struggles that have arose from the abuse, or that may arise from everyday life.