Sexual violence occurs when a person is forced to unwillingly take part in sexual activity.
Sexual violence includes, but is not limited to:
- Touching in a sexual manner without consent (i.e., kissing, grabbing, fondling);
- Forced sexual intercourse;
- Forcing a person to perform sexual acts that may be degrading or painful;
- Beating sexual parts of the body;
- Forcing a person to view pornographic material; forcing participation in pornographic filming;
- Using a weapon to force compliance;
- Making unwelcome sexual comments or jokes; leering behaviour;
- Withholding sexual affection;
- Denial of a person’s sexuality or privacy (watching);
- Denial of sexual information and education;
- Humiliating, criticizing or trying to control a person’s sexuality;
- Forced prostitution;
- Unfounded allegations of promiscuity and/or infidelity; and,
- Purposefully exposing the person to HIV-AIDS or other sexually transmitted infections.