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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Gender-Based Violence & Human Trafficking

Domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, prostitution, child sexual abuse and other forms of gender-based violence cause immense pain and suffering and are a major public health issue. The emotional, psychological and physical consequences of gender-based violence can be profound and include fatal injury, physical health problems, chronic conditions, mental health problems and negative health behaviours.

Many people affected by gender-based violence are reluctant to disclose this experience, often through fear or shame. However, they do present across the whole range of primary and acute health settings. Health workers are therefore in a unique position to provide help and support. If we do not ask about or respond to gender-based violence there is a danger that the health issue won't be treated properly and an increased the risk of long-term and chronic ill-health and even death.

Health workers across the whole of the health service need to know about gender-based violence, what to look for and how to respond. This is fundamental to our duty of care to patients and part of our role to promote gender equality.

The prevention of gender-based violence and the care of people experiencing it is a key priority for public protection within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.



Key NHSGGC Documents

 Human Trafficking Resources

Other Publications

Useful Links

'A Strong Man' - refugee men call for an end to violence against women

Forced Marriage - Info the Scottish Government

Homelessness Advice & Information from Glasgow City Council

LGBT Domestic Abuse Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland

Women's Support Project - Training on Violence Against Women 

Scottish Women’s Aid - changing attitudes, changing lives



Last Updated: 24 November 2021