What should I do if I am raped?
Soon after you have been raped, you should:
- Try to get to a safe place;
- If you feel you are still in danger, call the police;
- Contact a friend or someone in your family you can trust. It's best to have someone with you for support if you go to the hospital, a doctor, or the police;
- Ring or go to a Centre Against Sexual Assault or local hospital. You may be injured or in shock after the rape - some medical attention is important;
- It is best not to wash, shower, have a bath or change your clothes before seeking help. You may destroy evidence which could be used if you decide later to report the rape to the police;
- Contact the police as soon as possible after the rape if you want them to take action.