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LGBT Domestic Abuse Project Briefing Report published by Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

A new briefing paper is available from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships which provides an overview of work that the LGBT Domestic Abuse Project has been doing relating to transsexual women’s experiences of gender based violence.  

Amy Roch, Domestic Abuse Development Officer at LGBT Youth Scotland, completed the research as part of an exchange fellowship at the Centre, which will be used to develop the work of the LGBT Domestic Abuse Project and raise awareness of the need for services supporting those experiencing gender based violence to be inclusive of trans women.  

The report aims to give a brief insight into the ways in which transsexual women experience everyday sexism and gender based violence, which is compounded by transphobia, the sexualisation of their bodies and increased vulnerability to abuse because of their gender identities.  You can read the briefing here.