“Sexual violence happens in every community and affects people of all genders and ages. Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact. This includes words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will and without their consent. A person may use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence.”
“It takes a lot for someone to share they are experiencing sexual violence. Be supportive. Believe them and take what they are saying seriously,” HIPRC Postdoctoral Scholar, Avanti Adhia, ScD says.