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Gender violence

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.

Find out what you can do and where you can get help if you've experienced any such abuse.

Domestic violence and abuse

Find out what what you can do, including finding emergency accommodation, when fleeing from violence in the home.

Rape and sexual assault

Information on rape and sexual assault and female genital mutilation, including definitions, sources of specialist help and further information.

Organisations which give information and advice

Organisations which give information and advice all aspects of domestic violence and abuse, rape and sexual assault.

Female genital mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is sometimes called 'female genital cutting' or 'female circumcision'. It's a criminal offence in the UK to carry out FGM.