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Rape Victim Advocacy Program (Iowa City, Iowa)



The Rape Victim Advocacy Program was established in 1973 to provide support, information, and advocacy to survivors of sexual abuse irrespective of gender and those close to them, and to promote a society free from sexual violence through education and other strategies to promote. Services were free and confidential, among them counseling, support groups, and a 24-hour crisis support line. The organization changed its name from the Rape Victim Advocacy Program to RVAP to reflect its commitment to survivors of all types of sexual abuse, not simply rape. In addition to its professional staff, RVAP relies on volunteers to answer its crisis line and provide other agency support.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Iowa City Feminist Reunion 2017 records

Identifier: IWA1260

An event held at the Iowa Women’s Archives in 2017 celebrating the achievements of Iowa City feminists from 1965-1985 and collecting their history.

Dates: 1971-2020

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) records

Identifier: IWA0857

Sexual abuse response and advocacy center established in in Iowa City in 1973 to serve located the University of Iowa community and surrounding counties.

Dates: 1971-2010

Susan J. Norman papers

Identifier: IWA0299

Iowa City activist.

Dates: 1972-1984

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1971-1980 2
1981-1990 2
Archives (groupings) 2
Iowa City (Iowa) 2
Photographs 2