A trio of charities, Oxford Against Cutting (OAC), Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) and The Sunrise Multicultural Project (Sunrise) are working together on a collaborative project with specialist focus on issues of sexual violence in BAMER
communities. The Trio aim to create a toolkit for community groups and professionals to tackle these issues.
The Trio will pilot workshops with BAMER women and services to address “internal” barriers which prevent women from seeking support following sexual abuse, as well as workshops for specialist sexual violence workers to address “external” factors, such as learning for services and staff about cultural norms. A short film will be created by young people from BAMER communities to highlight key issues around sexual violence in these groups, and a leaflet will be made to support BAMER families to recognise sexual abuse and highlight support options. The project aims to support the provision of early intervention and support, by creating bridges between BAMER communities and services.