The RCTN Activists are a group of local women; some of whom are survivors; all of whom are passionate about ending sexual violence.

By speaking-out and educating the group aims to provide indirect support and solidarity for women who have used or could use the Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland services.

  • For women:  Activities which aim to empower and support women to access Rape Crisis services, for example #webelieveyou campaign.
  • For society:  Activities which aim to challenge both women and men to consider a range of societal trends which contribute to the occurrence of sexual violence, for example; patriarchy, lad culture, everyday sexism and sexualisation of women.
  • Fundraising:  Raising money for our services for women and girls and to raise awareness.

Our Activist Volunteers lead on a range of campaign and engagement activities, this includes development our #WishISaid and #RollDownYourSkirt campaigns.

Our Activist Volunteers are also key in to our social media presence across; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Women interested in volunteering with us should read Our Mission Statement which includes our statement on feminism.

For more information about the role click here for the Activism Volunteer – Role Des & P Spec

If you are interested in volunteering with the activism group please contact Dawn,

Note:  Due to the current situation with Covid-19 all of our voluntary opportunities are only available remotely. 

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As a charity we rely on volunteers, donations and your involvement to help us raise awareness and maintain our services in Tyneside and Northumberland.