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:

Rape Crisis England and Wales

Survivors UK (male rape and sexual assualt)

Galop (LGBT + anti-violence)

*Rape Crisis England & Wales 2018​ 


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