Sexual violence definition

Sexual violence means any sexual act or act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender identity or gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature, that is committed, threatened or attempted against a person without the person’s consent. It includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism and sexual exploitation. For further clarity, sexual assault includes rape.
Sexual violence means physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent. A person may be incapable of giving consent due to age, drug or alcohol use, or an intellectual or other disability. Sexual violence includes, but is not limited to, acts such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment.
Sexual violence means any one incident of:

Examples of Sexual violence in a sentence

Sexual violence can be perpetrated by a complete stranger, or by someone known and even trusted, such as a friend, colleague, family member, partner or ex-partner.’Rape Crisis England and Wales (www .rapecrisis .org .uk) 10 HAND IN HAND: BIBLE STUDIES TO TRANSFORM OUR RESPONSE TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE Anyone can become a target of sexual violence.

Sexual violence can happen anywhere within the community, and to anyone.

Sexual violence in the mass media: legal solutions, warnings, and mitigation through education.

Sexual violence against refugees: guidelines on prevention and response.

Amal Abu Al-Ala’, Women of Sexual violence Speak out, Alyaoum24, September 7, 2013.


More Definitions of Sexual violence

Sexual violence means any act of sexual assault, sexual abuse, or stalking of an adult or minor child, including but not limited to non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration as defined in the Civil No Contact Order Act and the offenses of stalking, aggravated stalking, criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual abuse, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse as those offenses are described in the Criminal Code of 1961.
Sexual violence means any physical act which is sexual in nature that is committed by force or without the full and informed consent of all persons involved. Sexual violence may include but is not limited to rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation, stalking, and forms of domestic/dating violence. Sexual violence can occur between strangers or acquaintances, including people involved in an intimate or sexual relationship. Sexual violence can be committed by anyone, and it can occur between anyone.
Sexual violence means conduct or acts contemplated in the definitions of “sexual conduct” and “explicit sexual conduct” that are accompanied either by force or coercion, actual or threatened, or that induces fear or psychological trauma in a victim;
Sexual violence means physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent. A number of acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual misconduct and sexual coercion.
Sexual violence means any violence, physical or psychological, carried out through sexual means or by targeting sexuality. This includes, but is not limited to sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism, degrading sexual imagery, distribution of sexual images or video of a Member without their consent, and cyber harassment or cyber stalking of a sexual nature or related to a Member’s sexual orientation, gender identity or presentation;