Escape

WHAT IS SEXUAL VIOLENCE?

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence refers to sexual activity where consent is not obtained or freely given.  It occurs any time a person is forced, coerced or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activity.

The range of sexual violence includes:

Sexual violence is a crime.  It is motivated by the need to control, humiliate, or harm.  Perpetrators of sexual violence use sex as a weapon to dominate others.  Most survivors of sexual violence knew their perpetrators before the assault.