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Friends and family

If you are seeking help right now and need advice before talking then here are some common questions answered.

Myths about rape

Myths about rape are extremely harmful and can prevent victim-survivors from getting the help and support they need.


Trafficking involves moving people with the aim of exploiting them. This may include sexual violence, bonded labour, and servitude.


Self-harm is a broad term that describes the act of hurting yourself on purpose.

Online abuse

Online abuse is abuse that happens through the internet via phones, computers, and tablets.


Procedures that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

Domestic violence

Domestic violence is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those who have been intimate partners or family members.

Child abuse

Child abuse is when a child in harmed by an adult or child. This could be once or over an extended period of time. This harm may be physical, sexual or emotional.

Child sexual exploitation

Sexual exploitation of children and young people under 18 involves situations and relationships where young people receive ‘something’ as a result of them performing, and/or another or others performing on them, sexual activities.

For partners

Information and advice for people who are supporting a partner who has experienced rape or sexual assault.

What you may be feeling

Information and support for victim-survivor’s family and friends, who may experience many of the same emotions.