Domestic abuse and sexual violence can impact anyone, at any point in their life, regardless of their background, age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status or sexuality.UK Says No More
No More Week raises awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence, to educate people and encourage people to speak up if they need support.
Domestic abuse can happen between partners or family members, this can include forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Abusive behaviours can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or even online. Appearing in the form of controlling behaviours, violence, gaslighting and stalking. Peoples experience with domestic abuse can be very different from one person to the next. Read more on UKSaysNoMore.
Sexual violence can be perpetrated by someone a person knows or a complete stranger and is defined by the World Health Organisation as “Any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic or otherwise directed against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited to home and work.”. Read more on UKSaysNoMore.
Both domestic and sexual violence can have long term effects on a survivor but it is important to know that it is not the survivors fault that this has happened to them. If you are experiencing abuse, it is important to know that you are not alone and support it out there. Check out Online Safe Spaces for more information. Or if you are worried and suspect or are aware of domestic violence, visit BrightSky for guidance.
There are many resources on UKSaysNoMore, download them and support this campaign. Say No More! #UKSaysNoMore
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