Courageous advocacy is one of our core values. We challenge myths surrounding sexual violence and abuse, and those who do not support survivors. You can support Survive and those living with sexual trauma by campaigning for change.
National and local campaigns bring the conversation surrounding sexual violence and abuse to the forefront. They help elevate the voices of those affected by sexual trauma and demand change.
Below are some ongoing/upcoming campaigns that you may like to get involved with.
Survive and many other sexual violence charities are calling for MPs to action the 20 recommendations made by the The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) to stop current and future generations of children being subjected to sexual harm and to ensure support for adult survivors.
We have written to local MPs, including the Prime Minister, and asked that, as a starting point, the Government set up a Child Protection Agency and appoint a cabinet level minister for children.
If like us, you would like to see the IICSA recommendations implemented in full, then join our campaign to #ActOnIICSA
Get involved by:
Posting images and comments using the #ActOnIICSA hashtag
Liking, commenting, and sharing our social media posts
Writing to your MP. Click here for an example letter.
Sexual Violence Awareness Week (SVAW) is 5 – 11 February 2024.
This UK national week raises awareness of sexual violence and abuse and provides an opportunity for the nation to engage in a very important conversation. Sexual violence and abuse is often unseen, unheard, unspoken. SVAW brings attention to the cause, allows survivors to be heard, and highlights the organisations supporting survivors of sexual trauma.
Join the conversation online using #SVAW2024 and keep an eye out for any events.
Petitions to Parliament
Petitions are submitted to Parliament to drive change. If a petition gets 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament. Anyone can start a petition if they are a British citizen or UK resident.
Rape Crisis England & Wales
Current petitions and campaigns by Rape Crisis that you may also be interested in:
Years Too Long: don’t keep survivors waiting for justice
Did you know that victims and survivors of rape are waiting, on average, more than two years for their cases to complete in court? And that many are waiting much, much longer? And having their court dates postponed multiple times?
Keep Counselling Confidential
Did you know that the police are routinely trying to access the counselling and therapy notes of survivors of rape? And that these notes can be read by police officers, prosecutors, defence lawyers and even the person who raped them – often to try and find something that could make the survivor look untrustworthy?