Sexual Abuse


If you have been raped or assaulted please seek out medical attention or call 999.  If you do not feel able to and  you believe you have been affected in any way by someone Sexually abusing you please seek out advice by contacting Salford Survivor Project on 0161 706 0468. 

If you have been raped or sexually abused you can also contact St Mary’s Sexual Assault and Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515

Just because you are in a relationship does not give your partner the right to touch you or have sex with you, if you do not want to.  This is Sexual Assault and Rape.

  • Approximately 90% of those who are raped know the perpetrator before the offence.
  • 54% of serious sexual assaults on women over 16, are committed by a partner or ex-partner.
  • 19% of Women surveyed who have suffered domestic abuse have been sexually assaulted by their partner/ex-partner.
  • Women sexually abused by their partner suffer the same physical and mental health issues as a women subjected to it by a stranger.  In fact they are more likely to suffer anxiety and depression than a women raped by a stranger.
  • 18% of women raped by their husband were raped in front of their children.


Types of Sexual abuse

  1. Unwanted sexual pressure or activity by one person to another.
  2. Touching,
  3. Penetration
  4. Using sexual gestures in front of someone without their permission.
  5. Demanding or forcing sex with them
  6. Demanding or forcing sex with someone else
  7. Forcing you to prostitute
  8. Forcing you to take part in pornography.
  9. Hurting you while having sex
  10.  Refusing to use a contraceptive method
  11. Not allowing you to use a contraceptive method.
  12. Insist you get pregnant
  13. Insist you have an abortion
  14. Calling you sexual names
  15. Exposing or lying about your sexual activity to control you or hurt you
  16. Posting sexual pictures/videos without permission.​​​