Day 32 Sexual Abuse Awareness Week

In the year to the end of March 2017, the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimated: 20% of women and 4% of men have experienced some type of sexual assault since the age of 16, equivalent to 3.4 million female and 631,000 male victims

Rape Crisis

The definition of sexual abuse by World Health Organization is “Any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic or otherwise directed against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited to home and work.”. Sexual abuse and violence can happen to anyone, any gender, age, race, sexual orientation. Anyone. It should not be tolerated!

An estimated 1 in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused.

NSPCC Learning

Sexual abuse often causes long term distress to a victim, effecting them physically, mentally or both. This can include post-traumatic stress, drug and alcohol misuse, depression, anxiety and sleep and/or eating issues.

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week aims to encourage discussion about sexual abuse and violence and highlights that it is not okay. Also in hope that victims will ask for the support they need and know that they do not have to suffer alone.

More than 90% of rape and sexual assault victims know their attacker, a new study of almost 1,000 victims says.

BBC
My housemates and I #itsnotok

I stand against sexual abuse! #ItsNotOk

Chloé

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