About Sexual Violence

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Is what happened to me against the law?

The law is clear: without your agreement, any sexual contact by another person is sexual assault.


What is consent?

Consent means saying Yes (agreeing) to sexual contact.


Something happened to me. What should I do?

If something has happened to you, there are people who will support you. It is up to you to decide what you’d like to do next.


Something happened to me a long time ago. Can I still get help?

Yes. You can still get help, even if it happened a long time ago.


Something happened to me, but I don’t want to report it. Can I still get help?

Yes. You can still get help, even if you are not interested in formally reporting what happened.


Something happened to my friend/child/family member/partner/someone else I know.

If you know someone who has been sexually violated, there are things you can do to support them.

 

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