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Gender based violence

Gender based violence

If you are being abused, one of the most important things you can do is to seek help. Support organisations are detailed below.

Domestic abuse is a serious crime which can be perpetrated by partners or ex-partners.

Whilst domestic abuse is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men against women, we know that men also experience domestic abuse and that it occurs in same sex relationships. We also know that domestic abuse has a significant impact on children and young people.

Domestic abuse involves a range of behaviours, including

  • Physical abuse
    • For example punching, choking, pushing, slapping, kicking
  • Sexual abuse
    • Acts which are intended to degrade and humiliate and are perpetrated against a person's will, for example rape, being forced to watch pornography
  • Mental and emotional abuse
    • For example threats, verbal abuse, withholding money and other controlling behaviour such as isolation from family and friends

Support organisations

For people being abused one of the most important things they can do is to seek help - it is also one of the most difficult.

There are a wide range of organisations that can help. They will never tell you what to do but will advise you of the options that you have and support any decisions that you make.

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