According to the US Department of Justice, sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.
Sexual assault it a violation of human rights that occurs because of abuse, misuse and exploitation of vulnerabilities.
Sexual assault happens to people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, religions abilities, professions, incomes and ethnicities.
In the United States, sexual violence is a pervasive public health problem.
The 2014 National Sexual Assault Awareness campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. This campaign provides tools on healthy adolescent sexuality and engaging youth. Learn how you can play a role in promoting a healthy foundation for relationships, development, and sexual violence prevention. We hope to engage adults in supporting positive youth development and encourages young people to be activists for change. Here are some resources you might find useful: