The Grand Exhibition International Burlesque Benefit

Just over R24 000!!

This is how much the Rouge Revue raised in support of Rape Crisis this weekend.On behalf of the rape survivors that use our services, our staff, our volunteers and the communities we serve I would like to offer my deepest thanks.

Support for Rouge Revue’s Grand Exhibition event was overwhelming, with tickets sold out by Tuesday. Best of all, embracing women’s sexuality and the pleasure we take in our bodies as represented in art of burlesque, reminds us that while rape might steal our pleasure in sex from us, this can be reclaimed.

Rape is a significant social problem with approximately 6,000 rapes being reported in the Western Cape every year. Yet despite this, government allocations and donor support fail to address the full extent of the work required in response. It is thanks to all of you that we can continue providing vital services that enable survivors to recover from the trauma of rape, that support them in their journey through the criminal justice system and that partner with communities to challenge rape culture. We truly value your continued support over the years.

Kathleen Dey, director of Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSC

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We have a vision of a South Africa in which rape survivors suffer no secondary trauma, and are supported throughout their interaction with the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Our mission is to promote an end to violence against women, specifically rape, and to assist women to achieve their right to live free from violence. Rape Crisis Cape Town seeks to achieve its mission through counselling and training of women, thereby reducing the trauma experienced by rape survivors, and encouraging reporting of rape and the conviction of rapists.

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