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Protect yourself from "Date Rape"

By admin
31 August 2013

It may seem a bit extreme, but these precautions need to be noted because date rape can happen to anyone. Don’t ever think that it will never happen to you because life is unpredictable and it may happen.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Never accept drinks from anyone. If you do, make sure you’re there from the time your glass has been filled up until it reaches your hand.

2. Its okay to accept drinks if they’re sealed in a can or bottle.

3. If someone seems to be acting out of the ordinary, then he could be up to something. Trust your gut feel when it comes to things like that.

4. If you get to a party and you notice that people seem unsafe, leave.

5. Always stay in the company of people you can really trust. And make sure that you are together at all times.

HELPFUL NUMBERS

If you have been raped and need help, contact the following:

Rape Crisis on 021 447 9762 or visit www.rapecrisis.org.za.

If you suspect someone of using date-rape drugs or raping someone, call the

South African Police Services on 10111.

If you want advice or counselling on any matter that you’re struggling to deal with, contact.

Stop Women Abuse Centre on 0800 150 150.