What is Sexual Violence?
Sexual violence is a broad range of unwanted non-mutual sexual activities. Activities include, but are not limited to, rape, sexual threats and intimidation, incest, sexual assault by intimate partners, child sexual abuse, human sexual trafficking, sexual harassment, street harassment and other forms of unwelcome, coerced or non-consensual activity.
Sexual violence can result in physical and emotional injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. Just like domestic violence, the consequences can cross generations and last a lifetime.
If you, a friend or relative have experienced sexual violence, call
the National Sexual Assault Hotline (available 24 hours a day/7 days a week):
IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER
CALL 911 NOW
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Peace Over Violence
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
Rape Treatment Center, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
Trauma Recovery Center