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Key facts about Violence against Women

Violence against women is widespread affecting women of any age, class, race, religion, sexuality or ability.

Violence against women is widespread affecting women of any age, class, race, religion, sexuality or ability.

Women are most at risk from men they know.

When asked, significant numbers of women describe patterns of abusive behaviour and repeat victimisation, rather than discrete assaults.

Women experience violence at different points in their lives and significant numbers of women experience more than one type of violence.

Domestic Abuse is a pattern of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and or violent behaviour, including sex ...
Under the definition of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, rape is defined as:
Stalking is a crime under Scottish law and is an offence against the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2 ...
This is when a child or young person is sexually abused, they're forced or tricked into sexual activities and may no ...
Commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) includes a wide range of often linked sexual activities which (typically) men p ...
Honour-based crimes are violent crimes or other forms of abuse that are carried out in order to protect the so-calle ...
A forced marriage is one in which either or both people involved don't consent or cannot give consent, to the marria ...
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a collective term involving the cutting, or partial or total removal of the exter ...

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