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In May 1981, three young women identified a need for a rape crisis hotline in Jerusalem. Rachel Benzimon, Leesa Fine and Linda Feldman took it upon themselves to create a support system for survivors of rape and sexual violence in the Jerusalem Area, after a monthly ratio of three reports per month to the Jerusalem Police Department.
The center was founded in 1981 as a single phone line with three volunteers and grew to the JRCC of today with 10 staff members, 200 volunteers and a myriad of services.
Linda Feldman R.I.P. - Co-founder.
The JRCC's first logo.
The first letter signed by the founding mothers, 1981.
You are not alone! Our volunteers are waiting for your call, everyday, all day. 1202 or 02.6255558
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Address P.O. Box 7815, Jerusalem 9107801 Israel
Sexual Violence is a social problem that we need to address everyday.
Until the age of 12, boys and girls are abused in a ratio of 1:6.
After the age of 12, girls and women are abused in a ratio of 1:3; boys and men are abused in a ration of 1:7.
In 87% of abuse cases the abuser is known to the survivor.
Approx. 65% of abuse cases took place when the victims were minors.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, in 2012, 40% of women have reported incidents of sexual harassment at the workplace.