Gender violence covers different types of abuse including domestic violence, harassment and stalking, rape and sexual assault, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour-based abuse and trafficking.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major public health, equality and human rights issue, which cuts across the whole of society. It encompasses a spectrum of abuse including domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, commercial sexual exploitation and harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and so-called ‘honour’ crimes.

Information and advice on Gender Violence, including:

  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Organisations which give information and advice

is available from citizensadvice.

Find out more about domestic violence and abuse, coercive control, disclosure scheme, protection notices, domestic homicide reviews and advisers at GOV.UK.

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