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Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week begins today

Increase in number of reported assaults

Today is the beginning of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.

Still seen as a taboo topic, the week hopes to make people who have been affected more comfortable in coming forward and talking about it.

Paula Gelling works for Victim Support Isle of Man and is the only independent sexual violence advisor on the Island.

She says people don't realise how often sexual assault occurs:

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