Current reports indicate that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. At least 1 in 7 women will be sexually assaulted within their marriage.
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is defined as any unwanted, forced, or coerced sexual contact without the consent or against the will of another person. It can range from inappropriate touching to penetration.
Who does sexual assault happen to? Where does sexual assault happen?
Anyone. Everywhere. Sexual assault survivors are men, women, straight people, gay people, children, the elderly, people with mental and/or physical disabilities. Sexual assault happens in every community.
Victims of sexual assault are:
- 3 times more likely to suffer from depression
- 6 times more likely to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
- 26 times more likely to abuse drugs
- 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide