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Patterns of Domestic abuse can include, but are not limited to:

 

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM);[su_expand less_text=”involves the complete or partial removal or alteration ofexternal genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is mostly carried out on young girls at some time between infancy and 15 years of age. Unlike male circumcision, which is legal in many countries, it is now illegal across much of the globe, and its extensive harmful health consequences are widely recognised.” text_color=”#11a5bb” link_color=”#11a5bb” more_icon=”icon: search-plus” less_icon=”icon: search-minus”][/su_expand]
Forced marriage; [su_expand less_text=”a marriage conducted without valid consent of one or both parties, where duress is a factor.” text_color=”#11a5bb” link_color=”#11a5bb” more_icon=”icon: search-plus” less_icon=”icon: search-minus”][/su_expand]
Honour’ based violence; [su_expand less_text=”violence committed to protect or defend the ‘honour’ of a family and/or community. Women, especially young women, are the most common targets, often when they have acted outside community boundaries of perceived acceptable feminine/sexual behaviour.” text_color=”#11a5bb” link_color=”#11a5bb” more_icon=”icon: search-plus” less_icon=”icon: search-minus”][/su_expand]
Prostitution and trafficking; [su_expand less_text=”people are forced, coerced or deceived to enter into prostitution and/or to keep them there. Trafficking involves the recruitment, transportationand exploitation of the victim for purposes of prostitution and domestic servitude across international borders and within countries (‘internal trafficking’).” text_color=”#11a5bb” link_color=”#11a5bb” more_icon=”icon: search-plus” less_icon=”icon: search-minus”][/su_expand]
Sexual Violence including rape;[su_expand less_text=” sexual contact without the consent of the person. Perpetrators range from total strangers to relatives and intimate partners, but most are known in some way. It can happen anywhere; in the family/household, workplace, public spaces, social settings, education settings, during war/conflict situations.” text_color=”#11a5bb” link_color=”#11a5bb” more_icon=”icon: search-plus” less_icon=”icon: search-minus”][/su_expand]
Sexual exploitation; [su_expand less_text=”involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where someone receives ‘something’ (eg food, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, affection, protection) as a result of them performing, and/or others performing on them, sexual activities. Violence, coercion and intimidation are common, involvement in exploitative relationships being characterised in the main by the person’s limited ability of choice resulting from their social, economic and/or emotional vulnerability.” text_color=”#11a5bb” link_color=”#11a5bb” more_icon=”icon: search-plus” less_icon=”icon: search-minus”][/su_expand]
Sexual harassment; [su_expand less_text=”unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. It can take place anywhere, including the workplace, schools, streets, public transport and social situations. It includes flashing, obscene and threatening calls and online harassment.” text_color=”#11a5bb” link_color=”#11a5bb” more_icon=”icon: search-plus” less_icon=”icon: search-minus”][/su_expand]
Stalking; [su_expand less_text=”repeated (ie on at least two occasions) harassment causing fear, alarm or distress. It can include threatening phone calls, texts, emails or letters; damaging property; spying on and following the victim.” text_color=”#11a5bb” link_color=”#11a5bb” more_icon=”icon: search-plus” less_icon=”icon: search-minus”][/su_expand]

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