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This is not an excuse to rape me

A powerful publicity campaign which confronts the perception that women are often to blame for being raped has been launched across Bristol called ‘This is not an excuse to rape me’. The campaign includes billboards, bus stops, posters, leaflets and a website www.thisisnotanexcuse.org.uk. The campaign is also on twitter @noexcuseBristol.

The campaign is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens.

The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner said: “Rape and sexual assault is never the victim’s fault and that’s why tackling violence against women and children is one of my priorities in the police and crime plan”.

“There is some fantastic work being done to raise awareness of rape, encourage reporting and supporting victims but working together we will and can do more to challenge the attitudes some people have towards rape.”