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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 abuse

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

Rape and sexual assault

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

Getting help

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

Domestic abuse - Citizens Advice research

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)

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.

UAT (Release)