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Uk's Biggest Male Rape Charity Survivors Uk Has State Funding Slashed To Zero Despite 120% Rise In Men Reporting Sexual Violence And Seeking Help

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uks-biggest-male-rape-charity-survivors-uk-has-state-funding-slashed-to-zero-despite-120-rise-in-men-reporting-sexual-violence-and-seeking-help-10274441.html

The UK’s biggest male rape and sexual abuse charity has had its state funding for vital counselling services slashed to zero, despite a 120 per cent increase in men reporting instances of sexual violence in London and seeking help in the past year alone.

Survivors UK, which has received £70,000 a year from the Ministry of Justice for the past four years to fund its counselling services, is now being placed under significant pressure at a time when tackling rape, sexual violence and child sexual abuse has become a key focus for the police and the government following the revelations of Jimmy Savile’s years of abuse.

The Met Police’s decision to investigate the alleged murders of three boys in the late 1970s by members of a Wesminster VIP paedophile ring - based in part on the evidence put forward by a male survivor of the sexual abuse - has also brought a new focus onto the need for dedicated male rape services, as have the reports of Lord Janner's alleged abuse of boys dating back to the 1960s.

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A spokesperson for the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime said there has been "no cut in funding for services to support male victims of abuse. In fact, we are investing over £4.1million in specialist services for all victims of domestic and sexual violence by 2016. This includes male victims".

“The Mayor welcomes additional funding from the Ministry of Justice for a number of organisations working with victims in London, including Survivors UK.”

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A total of 307 men in London reported being raped to the Met police in 2014, an increase of 120 per cent since 2012, and 518 men reported experiencing a serious sexual assault, up 80 per cent over the same time period.

I wonder what funds are going to female rape charities, have they had there funding cut? If now how much do these organisations get?

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You could make that the subject of a freedom of information request.

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I don't want to be bum-raped! :blink:

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Methinks he doth protest too much.

Are you out of prison yet?

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You could say that any body which receives public funds is not a charity but a quango.

Just what I was thinking. Presumably if they're a charity they're free to ask for donations?

That's not to say that I don't care about male victims of rape, I just don't like this blurring of the lines between the state and charity sectors.

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Fair point, but surely what's worse is a state that decides which issues need "overfunding" because they're "important" and which need no funding at all because they're inconvenient?

Proportionate funding or none at all...across the board.

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I'm a libertarian, and a kind caring person. More than happy to step up with my own cash once the state ******s off out of the way!

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