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Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

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Sexual Assault is any form any form of sexual activity with another person without his / her consent. It includes touching, grabbing, kissing, and / or attempted or completed oral, anal, and / or vaginal intercourse.

Don't assume consent. Anything other than a freely stated YES is a NO.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone at any time. Females and males are sexually assaulted by people of the same or opposite gender; however, the majority of offences are committed by men against women (Statistics  Canada, 2001). 

If you have experienced a sexual assault, please know you are not to blame. Western has resources and people that can help you get the support you need. Please visit the "Get Help" section for more information.