Sexual violence is a broad term that describes any violence, physical or psychological, carried out through sexual means or by targeting sexuality.

Anyone can experience sexual violence, regardless of age, race, economic status, religion, sexual orientation or education.

Sexual violence takes different forms and can include:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Stalking
  • Sexual harassment
  • Indecent or sexualized exposure
  • Degrading sexual imagery
  • Child pornography
  • Cyber harassment
  • Voyeurism
  • Human trafficking
  • Sexual exploitation