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Hard-hitting rape images unveiled
Rape poster
The images aim to encourage women to report sexual abuse
A series of hard-hitting posters have been launched to encourage more women to report incidents of rape.

The images have been unveiled as part of a campaign to raise awareness of women who have been sexually assaulted or raped by partners or friends.

It has been estimated that 90% of rape attacks are carried out in the home and by somebody known to the victim.

The posters were unveiled at an awareness day in Glenrothes run by Fife Council and Scottish Rape Crisis.

The launch was supported by the Fife Rape and Sexual Assault centre, which provides telephone support to victims.

'Help and support'

Other posters encourage adults who have been sexually assaulted as children to speak out.

Sheila Noble, campaign organiser, said: "We trying to make sure they [victims] know where to get help and support in Fife.

"We also want to change people's attitudes. There are still a lot of people who believe that if women are wearing flirty clothes then they're asking for it."

The campaign was launched by Labour MSP Marilyn Livingstone, who is Chair of the Scottish Parliament cross-party group on childhood sexual assault.



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