Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. *
There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to: rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage / relationships, forced marriage, so-called honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation, and ritual abuse
Sexual violence can be perpetrated by a complete stranger, or by someone known and even trusted, such as a friend, colleague, family member, partner or ex-partner.
Sexual violence can happen to anyone.
No-one ever deserves or asks for it to happen.
For more information about sexual violence visit:
Survivors UK (male rape and sexual assualt)
*Rape Crisis England & Wales 2018 www.rapecrisis.org.uk