The DM article has more about Camilla's idea of washbags for women and girls who come to The Haven rape crisis centres: http://www.dailymail.co.u...visit-Kings-Hospital.html
I used to be involved with the rape crisis centre in my home town, so really appreciate Camilla drawing attention to these kinds of issues. I'm on sugar overload for her!
What an excellent idea!!!
I can only guess that there is an overwhelming desire to cleanse after such a vicious assault, but that most hospitals/police investigators encourage victims to not do so in case valuable evidence is lost. The kits could provide a bit of personal care in a very stressful situation.
I was just having another look at this and found out that it was first reported on in Feb 13, so this is the second time around. Last year she said "Over the past few years, I have seen for myself some of the remarkable work being undertaken by representatives of rape crisis organisations, the National Health Service and the police across the country... who provide a lifeline to the women, the children and the men, who have been left shamed and traumatised through no fault of their own,’ she said.
‘Perhaps, from this small beginning, we will be able to build a future where society will simply not tolerate rape and sexual abuse any longer."http://www.dailymail.co.u...tims-make-feel-human.html
Here in the UK there has been a lot of attention being paid to sexual offences, both with some very high profile celebrity cases and also some pretty gruesome cases of grooming, sexual slavery and gang rape, which focuses heavily on the perpetrators and punishment.
I hope Camilla's work in this area helps to raise the issue of care of victims, as has already been said, small acts of kindness can mean so much to those who have suffered.