One of the biggest barriers to preventing sexual violence is understanding sexual violence. Often, 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
Sexual violence is not just rape and physical sex acts that occur against people without their express consent. There are differences between rape, sexual assault, and sexual violence, and it is important to learn them.
Myths About Sexual Violence
Many myths about sexual assault are continuously perpetuated. Common myths wrongly place blame on victims while simultaneously pushing the attention away from the offender. This worsens public perception of victims and makes them feel isolated. It is crucial to break down these myths using facts.