My campaign is about sexual assault and raising awareness about helplines, advise, understanding sexual assault and guidance. Unfortunately the rise of reported sexual assaults have risen tremendously over the years and i want to help spread awareness. Both men and woman can be a victim of sexual assault.
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is non-consensual crimes such as rape or sexual assault, crimes against children including child sexual abuse or grooming, and crimes that exploit others for a sexual purpose, whether in person or online. Sexual assault can occur between strangers, friends, acquaintances, current or ex-partners, or family members. These crimes include domestic abuse, rape, sexual offences, stalking, harassment, so-called ‘honour-based’ violence including forced marriage, female genital mutilation, child abuse, human trafficking focusing on sexual exploitation, prostitution, pornography and obscenity.
It is not uncommon for a victim of sexual assault to have no physical injuries or signs of their assault. But sexual assault is still a crime and can be reported to the police in the same way as other crimes.
The Crime Survey for England and Wales for the year ending March 2018 showed that police recorded 150,732 sexual offences, encompassing rape (53,977 cases) and sexual assault, and also sexual activity with children.
If you feel like you have been sexually assaulted please call 999