What is Sexual Violence

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual Violence | A sexual act committed against someone without their freely given consent. Acts of sexual violence include but are not limited to: sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. (References: National Institute of Justice and National Sexual Violence Resource Center)

Having to perform any type of sexual act against your will
Alicia, 42, nurse practitioner
Forcing another human being to engage in sexual activity
Kim, 17, student
Not taking “no” for an answer and making a person perform a sex act that they don’t want to participate in
Nick, 18, student
Robbing someone of their most intimate possession by a forceful violation of their privacy and rights
Sean, 35, state worker
Overpowering someone and making them engage in a sexual act without their consent
Amber, 35, consultant
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