I was actually still in school when I met him. I was 14 and he was 24.
As many as 65% of women and girls have experienced some form of street harassment. From wolf-whistling, to groping and flashing, it has a detrimental impact on our freedoms.
Domestic abuse can continue after a relationship has ended including stalking or repeated control through the family courts.
Coercive control is used to establish and maintain control over you. It includes isolating you, exploiting you and dominating you.
Forced marriage may involve pressure, abuse or violence from family members, people in the community.
Manipulating you, your environment and making you doubt yourself allows Gaslighters to gain control.
FGM involves deliberately cutting, injuring, or changing the genitals with no medical reason.
Exploiting your financial means or controlling your access to money, economic abuse limits your freedom and ability to participate in society.
Any non-consensual sexual contact perpetrated by someone you trust or in a position of authority is sexual abuse.
The technology we rely on is increasingly being abused to monitor and control.
Jealousy, checking up on you all the time and controlling what you wear, who you see and where you go, are all warning signs of emotional abuse.
Revenge porn describes the distribution of intimate or sexual images or film to cause distress.
Millions of women and girls are trafficked worldwide some into domestic servitude others into sexual exploitation.
Unwanted gifts, turning up in unexpected places, loitering, sending unwanted messages, are all signs of stalking behaviours and should be taken seriously.
Physical abuse is often the most visible form of domestic abuse.
It can include hitting, punching, spitting at you.
Honour based Abuse is a collection of practices to control the behaviour of members of a community or social group.