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OBJECTIVES AND PROJECTS OF THE FOUNDATION

The main objective of the EPIC Foundation will be the management of various projects and initiatives aimed at assisting victims of rape and abuse, which will include women in shelters. Other ad hoc projects will also be undertaken to help people in crisis and support other charities.
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INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY RAPE CRISIS CAPE TOWN TRUST:

What to do if you were raped
What to do if you were raped

You & Rape Booklet
Download the You & Rape booklet in your language

Phases of Recovery
In this section, we look at some ways people react to rape. We are not trying to say what you should feel if you have been raped. We can only tell you what we’ve learnt from the stories of women and men who have been raped.

Rape Trauma Syndrome
Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS) is the medical term given to the response that survivors have to rape. It is very important to note that RTS is the natural response of a psychologically healthy person to the trauma of rape so these symptoms do not constitute a mental disorder or illness.

Secondary Trauma
The Extended Psychological Event

Supporting a Rape Survivor
Someone close to you has been raped. She has been through a very difficult time and may be feeling a range of emotions. A significant change has happened in her life, which might be difficult for her to deal with. You too might be feeling a range of confusing emotions and might be wondering how you can help her.

Virtual Tour of the Criminal Justice System
Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS) is the medical term given to the response that survivors have to rape. It is very important to note that RTS is the natural response of a psychologically healthy person to the trauma of rape so these symptoms do not constitute a mental disorder or illness.

Myths & Truths about Rape
A myth is a false idea that many people believe to be true.

Vicarious Trauma
Trauma is contagious. Anyone helping a rape survivor can be overwhelmed emotionally by what he or she hears and could even begin to experience, to a lesser degree, the same terror, rage, helplessness and despair as the survivor. This is called vicarious trauma or traumatisation.

Rape in South Africa
Changing the face of sexual violence in South Africa is a crucial and indispensable step towards healing our traumatised society and paving the way for a safer, healthier and more just country for future generations.

Feminism and Violence Against Women
Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation and oppression

Principles of Empowerment
These four principles guide the ethos of all relationships within the working environment of Rape Crisis, where all staff members may feel safe in their work environment

Rape in the Media
Rape in the Media

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES:

RAPCAN (Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect)
Resources aimed at the prevention of child abuse and neglect – protecting children’s rights.

 
 
 
 
 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence and what to do...click here to read more

The Domestic Violence Act No 116 of 1998 has been rewritten in simple language so that you can understand and know your rights and obligations....click here to read more

Domestic Violence - information from the Department of Justice and Constitutiional Development...click here to read more

Application for protection order...click here to download

Reporting of Sexual Offences...click here to read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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November 2015
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November 2014
June 2014
September 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
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