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Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2019: attitudes to violence against women

Published: 10 Dec 2020

Findings from the 2019 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey on the attitudes of the Scottish public to the following forms of violence against women: sexual violence, domestic abuse (physical, verbal, mental and emotional), sexual harassment and commercial sexual exploitation.

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Contact

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