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Sexual Violence

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Sexual Violence

Sexual Violence Awareness

What is sexual violence?

Sexual violence is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or force. This includes:

  • unwanted sexual comments or advances
  • selling or attempting to sell someone for sex
  • acts of violence directed against an individual because of their sexuality, regardless of the relationship to the victim

Check out #itsneverokay for more info from the government of Ontario.

What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault refers to all incidents of unwanted sexual activity, including rape and sexual touching.

What is drug-facilitated sexual assault:

Drug-facilitated sexual assault is an assault occurring as a result of drugs being used to compromise one’s ability to consent sexual activity. The most common drugs used for drug-facilitated sexual assault are alcohol, marijuana and rohypnol (also known as roofies). In this case, drugs are being 

Research has indicated that 82% of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the survivor.  More than half of reported sexual assaults involve alcohol use by either the offender or survivor.