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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 act targeting a person’s sexuality, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature, that is committed, threatened or attempted against a person without the person’s consent, and includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism and sexual exploitation.

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. 

Sourced from: Break the Silence Nova Scotia