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.