Everyone, every woman and child, has the right to be safe and to live without fear.
If you are not in immediate danger but are in an ongoing abusive relationship, there are many ways to reach for help.
If you have been abused in the past, no matter how long ago, and you are still being impacted by what happened to you, help and support is available.
The abuse you are experiencing may be physical, sexual, emotional or financial – all taking place within an intimate or family relationship.
Please be aware that just because you have not been physically assaulted, that DOESN’T mean the relationship isn’t abusive (see link above)
Coercive Control is abuse and it important to note that it is a criminal offence - find out more
Abuse can include neglect, controlling behaviour, forced marriage, honour-based violence or female genital mutilation.
Sexual violence can include rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, prostitution, female genital mutilation, sexual harassment, sexual bullying, being forced to watch pornography, having a naked or sexual image of you shared with others, unwanted sexual touching, unwanted sexual comments. Sexual violence can be perpetrated by a partner, family member, someone known to you or by a stranger. (add rape crisis link)
If you are being abused, please remember you are not alone.
We at West Cornwall Women’s Aid can help you by providing advice and support. To speak to one of our team, please contact us using one of the methods below.