Sexual violence refers to harmful behaviors that use sex or sexuality to control, intimidate or violate others. Behaviors can include harassing jokes and comments, inappropriate touching, rape, incest, assault, date rape, sexual exploitation, misconduct and abuse. Sexual violence occurs in public and private places: in homes, workplaces, schools and religious communities.
Sexual violence is not about sex-it is about violence that misuses sex and sexuality to exert power over others. The injuries may be psychological or physical, usually both.
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