Sexual violence is any form of sexual harassment, assault, or abuse. It can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexuality. Sexual violence can take many different forms, from unwanted touching or comments to rape or sexual assault. Unfortunately, sexual violence is all too common. In the United States alone, it is estimated that one in five women will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.
Sexual violence can have a profound impact on survivors, causing physical and emotional trauma. However, it is important to remember that survivors are not to blame for the violence committed against them. No one deserves to be sexually assaulted, no matter what they are wearing or how they are behaving. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are resources available to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for support.