Tackling violence against women and girls strategy (easy read version)

Crimes of violence against women and girls include rape and other sexual offences. Stalking, . . . domestic abuse, ‘honour-based’ abuse (including female genital mutilation, forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings), ‘revenge porn’, ‘upskirting’ and many others.

Tackling violence against women and girls strategy

Violence against women and girls is an unacceptable, preventable issue which blights the lives of . . . millions. Crimes of violence against women and girls are many and varied. They include rape and other sexual offences, stalking, domestic abuse, ‘honour- based’ abuse (including female genital mutilation and forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings), ‘revenge porn’ and ‘upskirting’, as well as many others. While different types of violence against women and girls have their own distinct causes and impacts on victims and survivors, what these crimes share is that they disproportionately affect women and girls.

Out of sight: Girls in the Children and Young People’s Secure Estate

Evidence suggests that girls in the Children and Young People Secure Estate (CYPSE) are a highly . . . vulnerable group. Like boys, their pathways into these settings are closely linked with histories of childhood exposure to multiple traumatic events. However, studies suggest that girls in secure and residential child protection settings have the very highest levels of exposure to childhood adversities and developmental trauma with particularly higher experiences of physical and sexual abuse and ongoing victimisation compared with boys.