It can be emotional, physical, sexual or financial. It can be words or actions. It can be online or in person. At home or in the street.
It can be inflicted by a partner, ex-partner, family member, colleague, friend or stranger.
But these are just some examples. Whatever form it takes, abuse should never be justified as ‘an act of love’ or dismissed as ‘harmless fun’. Any behaviour that embarrasses, demeans, frightens or distresses women and girls is abuse. And it has to stop.
Knowing what abuse is helps us all recognise it when it happens. So we can all do our bit to keep women and girls safe.
The Home Office have created a campaign with all the help and guidance you need, whether its reporting, witnessing or seeking help for abuse, the website has all the information you need.
Let’s all be part of the change!
For more information visit the website Home | VAWG (campaign.gov.uk)