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Western Isles Rape Crisis is a local charity working with anyone aged 13+ affected by sexual violence in the Western Isles. We offer a range of services including specialist support, advocacy, groupwork and prevention work. We are part of the Rape Crisis Scotland Network.

Vision statement

Our vision is for our community to be a place where all forms of sexual violence and abuse do not exist.

Mission statement

We will strive to achieve this through healing and social change.  We will provide advice, support and empowerment to survivors of sexual violence and abuse. We will educate and inform our community. We will work in partnership with many people and organisations to learn from our shared knowledge.


 Our values direct how we do our work of healing and social change. 

  • We believe that we can best support survivors and prevent sexual violence when many different people and organisations come together, learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge, and create solutions together.
  • We believe that the voices and views of survivors should directly inform all aspects of our work. We actively learn and gather information from survivors, which we use to shape our services and the messages we provide to the community.
  • We believe that that communities and the organisations within them are responsible for preventing sexual violence. We provide information and skills to help them create and maintain environments that support survivors, encourage community action, and hold offenders accountable.

WIRCC offers free and confidential information, advocacy and support to anyone in the Western Isles (age 13 and over) affected by any form of sexual violence.

As well as supporting survivors and others, we aim to prevent sexual violence by raising awareness, challenging myths and campaigning.

We are part of Rape Crisis Scotland and a network of local rape crisis centres across Scotland.