Know the Facts

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behaviour used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. This is not just physical violence, and can include:

  • Sexual abuse

  • Verbal abuse

  • Physical abuse

  • Psychological or emotional abuse

  • Financial abuse

  • Spiritual abuse

  • Social abuse

  • Stalking

​Domestic Violence does not discriminate and any person from any country, religion, sexuality, gender, social background or culture can be affected. 

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual Assault is ANY unwanted or forced sexual act or behaviour without your informed consent - the presence of a clear yes, not the absence of a no.

Sexual Assault can range from lightly touching in a sexually explicit way to forceful handling and rape, it includes but is not limited to the following behaviours:- inappropriate touching or penetration of private parts of the body, exposure and coercion into sexual acts.

Like Domestic Violence, any person from any country, religion, sexuality, gender, social background or culture can be affected by Sexual Assault. Perpetrators can be someone you know (partner, spouse, family member, friend) or someone you don't.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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