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Learn about Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence can impact anyone at any point of their life regardless of their age, gender, social background, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, disability or sexuality.

Sexual Violence is a term used to encompass any type of unwanted sexual act or activity, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and many others.

No one is exempt from sexual violence, it can happen to anyone, at any stage of their lives.
Whether someone experienced sexual violence a long time ago, recently or aren’t sure what happened, it is important to remember, it is never a survivors fault.
The responsibility lies solely with their perpetrator.

Sexual Violence can be perpetrated by a stranger or by someone known like a friend, family member, partner or colleague.

Worldwide stats show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience sexual violence in their lifetime.

That could be your loved one or colleague.

What would you do if someone you knew disclosed they are a survivor of rape, sexual assault, stalking or another form of sexual violence?

Learn more about Sexual Violence by clicking on the side buttons to the right (below on mobile).


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