The Strangford MLA said: “It is appalling that there are no funded specialised support services for rape victims anywhere in Northern Ireland.
“The budget simply must provide more cash for the Department of Health so that it can address this area of real and urgent need.
“The Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre do excellent work. The support that they provide for rape victims is extremely important and they need action from the Executive now.
“The Executive must step up to the mark and provide the cash needed to keep this vital service open.”