Abuse continues to impact lives long after the assault has been committed, as survivors know all to well.
New blog Lasting Impact aims to raise awareness about "the long term impacts of sexual assault, domestic violence, and physical and emotional abuse", by providing a platform where survivors can share their experiences anonymously.
Take a look at some of their honest, eye-opening and inspirational posts below.
For support on domestic violence here in the UK, you can contact Women’s Aid - support for abused women and children - on 0808 2000 247. Contact Broken Rainbow - the LGBT domestic violence charity - on 0845 2 60 55 60. Or contact Men’s Advice Line - advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse - on 0808 801 0327.
For rape support you can contactRape Crisis services for women and girls who have been raped or have experienced sexual violence - 0808 802 9999. Or contact Survivors UK who offer support for men and boys - 0845 122 1201.