- 6 September 1976
Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia
- Educator, Feminist support service and Social change
- Alternative Names
- Adelaide Rape Crisis Centre
- Yarrow Place
- Level 2, Norwich Centre 55 King William Road, North Adelaide
The Adelaide Rape Crisis Centre was formed as an outgrowth of the Hindmarsh Women's Community Centre, a free medical service for women. It became obvious after a short time that a separate service was needed, given the number of women reporting past rapes and the lack of available services. The founders of the Rape Crisis Centre had three main purposes: 1) to support women after the rape, 2) to change attitudes to rape and 3) to teach self defence. They organised the first 'Reclaim the Night March' in Adelaide. The group made a submission to the Mitchell Report on Rape and Other Sexual Offences.