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.