Sexual Violence

from Pamphlet from UCASA (Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault)

Sexual violence occurs any time a person is forced, coerced, and/or manipulated into any  unwanted sexual contact, attempted or completed.

The spectrum of sexual violence includes:

  • Rape
  • Marital or partner rape
  • Sodomy
  • Incest
  • Alcohol and drug facilitated sexual assault
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Statutory rape
  • Ritual abuse
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Human trafficking
  • Sexual harassment
  • Dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Molestation
  • Fondling
  • Sexual battery (unwanted touching)
  • Indecent exposure
  • Voyeurism

Sexual Violence is Not a “Woman’s Issue”

It is a human issue affecting victims, their families, friends and communities. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Sexual assault is destructive to those whose lives have been affected by this violent crime and to our society.

One Response to Sexual Violence

  1. Coopernius says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for pointing out that sexual violence and abuse is something that can happen to anyone, not just one gender or people group. Its something that everyone should be aware of and watch out for.

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