One of the biggest barriers to preventing sexual violence is understanding sexual violence. Often times, victims of sexual violence are left feeling isolated and ashamed without the support they need to begin to heal. Understanding the facts and dispelling the myths about sexual violence is crucial to holding offenders accountable and ensuring that victims are treated with respect and receive the support they need. 

Understanding Sexual Violence

Rape vs. Sexual Assault vs. Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is not just rape and physical sex acts that occur against people without their express consent. There are differences between the terms of rape, sexual assault, and sexual violence, and it is important to learn them.

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Myths About Sexual Violence

Many myths about sexual assault are continuously perpetuated.

These myths wrongly place the blame on the victims while simultaneously pushing the attention away from the offender. These facts worsen the situation for the victim and make them feel isolated. Understanding these myths and learning the facts can only help in our mission.

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Get the Facts

Learn more about sexual assault and violence.

It is important to get the right information and to know the facts. In our mission to stop sexual violence, we make sure to educate ourselves and the community in what is going on.

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