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Puppet on a string: The urgent need to cut children free from sexual exploitation.

This report outlines what is known about the scale and nature of sexual exploitation across the UK and points to some worrying new trends identified by Barnardo’s 22 specialist services. Emphasising that child sexual exploitation is a child protection issue, the report calls for the secretary of state for education to appoint a minister to take forward a national action plan to tackle this crime against children.

Quest for Honor

DIRECTOR: Mary Ann Smothers Bruni DATE OF RELEASE: 2009 COUNTRY: USA LANGUAGE: Kurdish, English subtitles RUNNING TIME: 63 mins KEY THEMES/ ISSUES: Honour violence/ killings

Raising the Issue of Domestic Abuse in School


Rape Crisis Scotland: Annual Report 2012

Sexual violence can affect anyone.  Despite stereotypes involving strangers jumping out from behind bushes, most people are assaulted by someone they know, including partners, family members and acquaintances. Sexual violence is frightening, degrading and humiliating and can have a significant and long-term impact.

Rape Crisis Scotland: Evaluation of integration of RCS helpline support with local rape crisis centres

In 2012 RCS commissioned an evaluation of support provided by the national helpline and local centres which included an assessment of the extent to which the national helpline and local rape crisis centres provide integrated support to survivors. The evaluation included interviews with local centres and survivors who described the support they received and the difference this made to them. Service users interviewed for the evaluation give a sense of the vital importance of rape crisis services:

Reduce Abuse: Sexual Bullying Resource Pack

The sexual bullying pack encourages young people to critically analyse gender stereotypes and media influences. The lesson plans include exercises to challenge gender-based and homophobic bullying. The pack has been matched to Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and outcomes. Sexual bullying is defined as:

Refuges for Women, Children and Young People in Scotland


Replace: Pilot toolkit for replacing approaches to ending FGM in the EU

A pilot toolkit of replacing approaches to ending FGM in the EU: Implementing Behaviour changes with practicing communities.  

Report from the event: Your Marriage Your Rights

Report from the event: Your Marriage Your Rights, with responses from focus groups and a summary of action points.

Report from the event: Your marriage your rights.

Your Marriage, Your Rights pdf. A report on an awareness raising discussion day on forced marriage coordinated by Direct Approach. Members of the planning team were representatives from Edinburgh Lothian Race Equality Council, AMINA Muslim Women's Resource Centre, Shakti Women's Aid and Lothian and Borders Police. The main aims of the event were -  



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