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.
Explains what is meant by domestic violence and abuse. Covers action you can take, finding emergency accommodation when fleeing violence in the home and longer term solutions.
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 all aspects of domestic violence and abuse, rape and sexual assault.
Find out about our research project to examine the role of informal networks and non-specialist professionals in empowering victims of domestic abuse.
Find out more about this research
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.