Domestic Abuse

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What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is defined as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour including sexual violence, in  the majority of cases by a partner or ex partner, but also by a family member or carer.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following 

  • Coercive control
  • Psychological and/or emotional abuse
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Harassment and stalking
  • Online or digital abuse 


Domestic abuse can affect men and women, in both straight and gay relationships, regardless of culture, religion, age or class. It can go on for a long time and often gets worse over time. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, please find sources of information below

Glasgow Women's Aid


Women's Aid- The Survivors Handbook



Scotland's Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline

Amina- The Muslim Women's Resource Centre

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