Domestic Abuse

Sexual Violence

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Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to:

  • Rape.
  • Sexual assault.
  • Child sexual abuse.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Rape within marriage / relationships.
  • Rorced marriage.
  • So-called honour-based violence.
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM).
  • Trafficking.
  • Sexual exploitation.
  • Ritual abuse.

Sexual violence can be perpetrated by a complete stranger, or by someone known and even trusted, such as a friend, colleague, family member, partner or ex-partner.

Sexual violence can happen to anyone. No-one ever deserves it.

Information for Young People

The recently launched SafeDate Website provides information for young people on the issues that face them today, including domestic, consent and relationships. To access the safe date website, please click here (this will take you to an external site).