TODAY'S #16daysofActivism WE WILL LOOK AT SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE.
Sexual assault and rape are weapons used by perpetrators to hurt and dominate others—motivated by a need to control, humiliate, and harm. It is never a survivor’s fault.
Sexual assault refers to any sexual, physical, verbal, or visual act that forces a person to engage in sexual contact against their will or without their affirmative consent.
Rape commonly refers to forced sexual intercourse, including vaginal, anal, or oral penetration through physical force, such as being restrained or drugged, or threats to escalate violence.
Sexual violence is a term used to include the many types of sexual harm including (but not limited to) sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, alcohol facilitated sexual assault, and sexual harassment.
Sexual violence is a broad term that covers many actions. There are three different types of sexual violence and each can overlap with one another.
Visual sexual violence are actions that are based in being seen or watched. Some examples include having sexually explicit posters or images that are in sight of others. A similar example of visual sexual violence is using another person’s sexually explicit images and sharing those images without permission whether it’s sending it to your friends or posting it to a revenge website.
Verbal sexual violence is anything language based. Catcalling and street harassment are examples of sexual violence that is verbal in nature. Unwanted verbal advances or sexually demeaning comments are also sexual violence.
Physical violence is frequently the most discussed and easily understood form of sexual violence. Rape, assault, or groping are readily identified as sexual violence.
People of all genders and identities experience sexual violence, and people of all genders and identities can cause sexual harm. People who commit violence frequently use their power and privilege to do harm. For example, a professor might use their position as the person responsible for your grade to coerce you. A manager may harass their employee etc. #orangetheworld #eliminateviolence against women and girls. #SpeakOut
You can call TARMAR SARC ENUGU on 08060084441 or 07032567458 Or FCT Sexual and Gender Based violence Response Team Emergency line on 08078111126
to report any sexual violence. @SIRP Nigeria is so committed to ending gender based violence in Nigeria.