Center for Women and Families

Sexual Violence Informationviolence

Sexual violence or Assault is any unwanted sexual attention or contact. If you are forced, pressured, coerced, or manipulated into sexual activity that you do not want:

Even if you had sex with the person before,
Even if you know the person,
Even if you trusted the person,
Even if you didn't fight back,
Even if it happened a long time ago,
Even if you haven't told anyone -

It is not OK. Sex without your consent is rape. It is illegal and it is wrong.

Types of Sexual Violence


Marital or Cohabitation Rape

Forcible Sodomy


Domestic/ Dating  Violence

Substance Facilitated Sexual Assault

Child sexual abuse

Sexual harassment