Following on from #WisToo, The Compass Centre, also known as Shetland Rape Crisis, is curating a digital and print awareness-raising project focused on experiences of sexual harassment and intimate image abuse in Shetland.
Submissions will inspire the creation of a print campaign that will appear on buses across the Isles and a digital campaign that will be released via social media and on The Compass Centre website.
The Compass Centre has achieved the LGBT Charter at Silver level! Workers at the centre have worked hard over the last year to make The Compass Centre as accessible as possible for LGBT survivors, volunteers and staff. This has included new policies, training for staff and board members, an audit of resources, use of social media, new pages on the website, and special events throughout the year.
As part of our work to increase accessibility to our service, we have recently translated our information leaflet into British Sign Language! We are finalising written translations into Polish, Arabic and Ukrainian as well.
We have also received resources from Rape Crisis Scotland on ‘Preventing sexual violence and how to get support’. These have been translated into English, Arabic, Polish and Urdu.
Please get in touch if you would like a translated resource
In 2021 Shetland Rape Crisis was awarded funding through the Tampon Tax Fund, which enabled the recruitment and appointment of an Access & Inclusion Project Worker to:
- Improve access to support for survivors of sexual violence and their supporters.
- Proactively work to identify and overcome barriers to support.
- Engage and collaborate with survivors to identify and address their needs.
A group of young people from Brae High School took part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) and won £3000 for the Compass Centre. This project is run through YPI Scotland with the aim to empower young people to create change within their local communities.