Pete supported our Fix by providing space and resources for our meetings to prepare this project. He also was very supportive of our ideas and made suggestions on the points to raise for our campaign.
September 2014 My rape whistle has been really positively received by people! You can read some of the feedback below:
Olivia (16) - 'The whistle is really easy to us. It's practical and doesn't take up too much room in your bag. I would find the whistle much less daunting to use than a rape alarm.'
Paula (24) - 'The whistles are a great idea and definitely worth having. They should be handed out in schools for young girls to access.'
Jo (21) - 'They're great for young girls to carry because they don't have all the pressure and seriousness of a rape alarm - so you wouldn't need to think twice about using it. They're so simple because to some people the idea of carrying a rape alarm scares them.'
I also received requests for whistles from a number of young people, who had seen my broadcast story. Others, including family, friends and members of the public, have also asked to have them. The response has been wonderful and it's great to hear that the whistles are helping people feel safer.