Surviving sexual assault & gender based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is violence that is directed against a person on the basis of gender and it can happen to women, girls, men and boys.

Sexual assault and rape are forms of GBV and happens when someone uses their power to commit an act of violence over another person and does not care about how it makes that person feel. GBV occurs in relationships between two people and in families, in communities and in the society we live in.

If you, a friend, a family member or someone you care about has experienced or is experiencing GBV you have a right to get help and support. Sometimes it is so upsetting, confusing and scary that it is difficult to know where to start.

Here you can find out more information about what to do and who can help. The Resource Catalogue provides a collection of resources for those working with survivors of sexual assault or gender-based violence.


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The facts

Find out more about GBV, rape, and how you get out of an abusive relationship.