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Ruby Gaea acknowledges the Larrakia people as the custodians of the land in the greater Darwin region.

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What is Sexual Assault?

 

- Sexual assault is an abuse of power.

- Sexual assault is never the fault or responsibility of the victim/survivor.

- Sexual assault is not just a woman’s issue, it affects everyone.

- Sexual assault may exist in your home, it certainly exists in your street, your schools and your community.

- Sexual assault is a community problem.

Sexual assault is an abuse of power and is never the fault or responsibility of the victim/survivor. It is not just a woman's issue, it affects everyone.Sexual assault may exist in your home, it certainly exists in your street, your schools and your community. Sexual assault is a community problem and is any behaviour of a sexual nature that makes someone feel uncomfortable, frightened or threatened. 

Sexual assault is sexual behaviour that someone has not agreed to, where another person uses physical or emotional force against them. Sexual assault can take many forms including sexual harassment, inappropriate touch, attempted sexual assault, child sexual assault, exposure to inappropriate sexual content, forced touch or viewing of another individual in a sexualized manner and rape.

 All forms of sexual assault are serious and can have long term effects.

Ruby Gaea in an independent Darwin women’s organisation established in 1987. Ruby Gaea provides free, confidential counselling and support to women and children who have experienced sexual assault at any time in their lives. We challenge the attitudes and myths that perpetuate sexual violence in our community by providing education and training.