My Sister’s Lighthouse

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is *an annual campaign to raise
public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and
individuals on how to prevent sexual violence*. What defines sexually
assaulted?

You might have heard people talking about sexual assault on TV shows or in
the news. However, because it’s such a broad term, lots of people aren’t
sure what it really means.

What is sexual assault
Sexual assault refers to many different forms of sexual violence – the
phrase we use to describe any sexual activity or act that happened without
consent

.Sexual assault happens when someone touches another person in a
sexual manner Without their consent. Or when someone makes another
person take part in a sexual activity with them without that person’s
consent. It includes unwanted kissing and sexual touching.

Any sexual assault is a serious crime that can have a lasting impact on the
victim or survivor. No-one ever deserves or asks for it to happen. 100% of
the blame lies with the perpetrator or perpetrators.

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