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Support to help young identify gender-based violence

 

Project brings together charites and government

Digital resources have been launched to help young people spot the warning signs of gender-based violence.

Young Scot is hosting the resources through its That’s Not OK website and cover everything from sexual harassment, coercion and forced marriage to revenge porn and grooming.

The youth charity has partnered with the Scottish Government, Scottish Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland on the project.

Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “The launch of the That’s Not OK resources will provide young people with access to information on a wide range of sensitive and vitally important topics.

“We have worked closely with young people to develop resources that provide advice on topics such as sexual harassment, revenge porn and grooming.

“Although the project has been developed over many months, the events of recent weeks highlight the importance of these resources.

“Young people in Scotland are extremely concerned about gender-based violence and this project is about helping them access critical advice and support.”

The online resources have been co-created in collaboration with young people from Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre and Saheliya – a mental health organisation supporting members of the BAME community.

Sue McKellar from Scotland Women’s Aid said: “Through the launch of That’s Not OK, we want to reassure every young person in Scotland that there is support, advice and help available to them.”

 

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