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:
- Marital or partner rape
- Alcohol and drug facilitated sexual assault
- Child sexual abuse
- Statutory rape
- Ritual abuse
- Sexual exploitation
- Human trafficking
- Sexual harassment
- Dating violence
- Sexual battery (unwanted touching)
- Indecent exposure
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.