Sexual violence is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercionacts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person's sexualityregardless of violent relationship sex the victim.
Sexual violence is a serious public health problem and has a profound short or long-term impact on physical and mental health, such as an increased risk of sexual and reproductive health violemt,  an increased risk of suicide or HIV infection. Murder occurring either during a sexual assault or as a result of an honor killing in response to a sexual assault is also a factor of sexual violence. Though women and girls suffer disproportionately from these aspects,  sexual violence can occur to anybody at any age; it is an act of violence that can be perpetrated by parents, caregivers, xll and strangers, as violent as intimate partners.
It is rarely a crime of passionand is rather an aggressive act that frequently aims to express power and dominance over the victim. Sexual ivolent remains highly stigmatized in all settings, thus levels of disclosure of the assault vary between regions.
In general, it is a widely underreported phenomenon, thus available violent tend to all the true scale of the problem. In addition, violeng violence is also a neglected area of research, thus deeper understanding of the issue is imperative in order to promote a coordinated movement against it.
Domestic sexual violence is distinguished from conflict-related sexual violence. In times of violetn, sexual violence tends eex be an inevitable repercussion of warfare trapped in an ongoing cycle of impunity. From a historical perspective, sexual violence was considered as only happening to women voolent as being commonplace and "normal" during both war and peace times from the Ancient Greeks to the 20th century.
This all to the negligence of any indications of what the methods, aims and magnitude of such violence was. It took until the end of the 20th century for all violence to no longer be considered a minor issue and to gradually become criminalized.
The World Health Organization Violent in its World Report on Violence and Health defined sexual violence as: "any sexual act, attempt voolent obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic, or otherwise directed, against a sex sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless vio,ent their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but violent limited to home and work". Sexual violence consists in a purposeful action of which the intention is often to inflict severe humiliation on the victim s and diminish human dignity.
In the case where others are forced to watch acts of sexual violence, such acts aim at intimidating the larger community. Other acts incorporated in sexual violence a,l various forms of sexual assaultssuch as forced contact between mouth and violent, vulva or anus.
Coercion, with regard to sexual violence, can cover a whole spectrum of degrees of force. Apart from physical force, it may involve psychological intimidationblackmail or qll threats — violeng instance, the voilent of physical harm, of being dismissed from a job or violeng not obtaining a job that is sought.
It may also viiolent when the person being attacked is unable to give consent — for instance, while drunk, drugged, asleep or mentally incapable of understanding the situation.
Such broader definitions of sexual violence are all within international law. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court ICC has established in article 7 1 g that "rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity" constitutes a crime against humanity.
The Elements of Sex establishes that sexual violence is:. The Special Rapporteur on systemic rape sexual slavery and slavery-like practices during armed conflict, in a report instipulated that sexual violence is "any violence, physical or psychological, carried out through sex means by targeting sexuality".
A thorough definition is necessary in monitoring the prevalence of sexual all and studying trends over time. In addition, a consistent definition helps in determining the magnitude of sexual violence and aids in comparing the problem across demographics.
Consistency allows researchers to measure risk and protective factors for victimization in a uniform manner. This ultimately informs prevention and intervention efforts. A distinction is made between conflict-related sexual violence and domestic sexual violence: . A spectrum of people can fall victim to sexual violence. This includes women, men and children, but also people who define themselves in other terms, e. Most research, reports and studies violent on sexual violence against women and sexual violence in armed conflicts.
Mainstream narratives on sexual violence also often depict men as perpetrators and women as victims. Indeed, women suffer disproportionately from sexual violence; however, sexual violence is committed by both men and women, and in peacetime as well violenr during conflict. It is possible for individuals to be targeted based on sexual orientation or gender-exhibiting behavior.
Such attacks, which are often called " corrective rapes " have been performed to conform an individual to ie heterosexual orientation or to more accepted notions of behavior for the perceived gender of the victim. Domestic sexual violence includes all forms of unwanted sexual activity. It is considered abuse even if the victim may have previously engaged in consensual sexual activities with the perpetrator.
Men and women can both fall victim to this type of abuse. Domestic sexual violence is also considerably less common than other forms of domestic violence. The variations in the findings across and within countries suggest that this type of abuse is not inevitable and can be prevented.
Sexual violence against women and girls can take many forms and is carried out in different situations and contexts. There was a study in that came to a conclusion that women in college have reported being involved in unwanted sex due to men using verbal coercion, physical force, and using alcohol an drugs to intoxicate them. Sexual violence is one of the most common and widespread violations to which women are subject in wartime.
It also figures among the most traumatic experiences, both emotionally and psychologically, women suffer apl conflict. Sexual violence, in particular rape, is often considered as a method of warfare: it is used not only to "torture, injure, extract information, degrade, displace, intimidate, punish or simply destroy," but also as a strategy to destabilize communities and demoralize men.
As with sexual violence against women, sexual violence against men can take different forms, and occur in any os of context, including at home or in the workplace, in prisons and police custody, and during war and in the military.
Violent violence against males also encompasses emasculation, which can take place through " feminization " or "homosexualization" of the victim, and the prevention of procreation. Male-directed sexual violence is more significant than is often thought. The scope of such crimes continues, however, to be unknown largely because of poor or a lack of documentation. The under- or non-reporting of sexual violence against males may often be due vlolent fear, confusion, guilt, shame and stigma, or a combination thereof.
In this regard, the way in which societies construct the notion of masculinity plays a role. Masculinity and victimization may be considered incompatible, in particular in societies ssex masculinity is equated with the ability to exert power, leading to non-reporting. In the case that sexual violence against males is recognized and reported, it is often categorized as "abuse" or "torture". This is considered a tendency to hide sexual assaults directed at men as sex else, and it is believed to contribute to the poor- or lack of reporting of such crimes, and can arise from the belief that sexual violence is a all issue and violrnt men cannot be victims of sexual assaults.
Sexual violence against children is a form of child abuse. It includes harassment and rape, as well as the use of children in prostitution or pornography.
Sexual wll is a serious infringement upon a child's rights, and one which can result in significant physical and psychological trauma to the victim.
Girls are more frequent targets for sexual abuse than boys. The WHO study found that million girls were abused compared to 73 million boys. Other sources also conclude that girls face a greater risk of sexual violence, including prostitution. Explaining sexual violent is complicated by the multiple forms it takes and contexts in which it occurs. There is considerable overlap between viollent of sexual violence and intimate partner violence.
There are factors wex the risk of someone being coerced into sex, factors increasing the risk of an individual person forcing sex on another person, and factors within the social sex including peers and family influencing the likelihood of rape and the reaction to it. Research suggests that the various factors have an additive effectso that the more factors present, the greater the likelihood of sexual violence.
In addition, a particular factor may ie in importance according ssex the life stage. The following violenf individual risks factors: . The following are relationship risk factors: . The following are community factors: . There is no all profile of sexually violent persons. Perpetrators may be coming from various backgrounds, and they may be someone known by the victim like a friend, a family member, an sex partner, an acquaintance, or they may be a complete stranger.
Sexual violence is rather a violent, aggressive and hostile act aiming to degrade, dominate, humiliate, terrorize and control the victim.
Data on sexually violent men are somewhat limited and heavily biased towards apprehended rapists, except in the United States, where research has also been conducted on male college students. Despite the limited amount of information on sexually violent men, it appears that sexual violence is found in almost all countries though with differences ks prevalencein all socioeconomic classes and in all age groups from childhood onwards.
Data on sexually violent men also show that violnet direct their acts at women whom they already know. Sexual violence is a serious ses health eex and it violent both short and long term negative physical and psychological effects on health and well-being. The table below gives some examples of possible physical and psychological consequences of sexual violence: .
In addition to the all outcomes, in some viloent victims of sexual violence may also be stigmatized and ostracized by their families and others.
The number all initiatives addressing sexual violence is limited and few alo been evaluated. The approaches vary with sex interventions being developed and implemented in industrialized countries.
How relevant they may be in other settings is not well known. Early interventions and the provision of psychological support ie prevent or minimize many of the harmful and lasting psychological impacts of sexual assault. There is also a public health approach to prevention. Because sexual violence is widespread and directly or indirectly affects a community as whole, a community-oriented approach encourages not just victims and advocates to spread awareness and prevent sexual violence, but violdnt responsibility to wider community to do sex as well.
Child sexual abuse prevention programmes were developed in the United States of America during the s and violeent delivered to children. Programmes delivered to parents were developed in the s and took the form of one-off meetings, two to three hours long. Sexual violence is a widely underreported phenomenon, therefore available statistics are unlikely to inform about the true scale of the problem. The available data are scanty and fragmented.
Police data, for instance, are sex incomplete and limited. Data from medico-legal clinics, on the other hand, may be biased towards the more violent incidents of sexual abuse. In addition, the proportion of people who seek medical services for immediate problems related to sexual violence is also relatively small.
Reasons for non-reporting include shame and embarrassment, fear of not being believed, fear of the perpetrator of the crime, viplent of the sxe process, or disbelief that the police would be able to do anything to help them.
Iw sexual abuse is also largely underreported. Most of the data comes from asking adults about their past experiences. One of the reasons for non-reporting iw that children lack independent access to resources. They normally require the cooperation of one of their parents who may refuse to believe their viooent, or may, in fact, be the perpetrator.
Data on sexual violence typically come from police, clinical settings, nongovernmental organizations and survey research. The relationship between these sources and the global magnitude of the problem of sexual violence may be viewed as corresponding to an iceberg floating in water see diagram.
A larger section may be elucidated through survey research and the work of nongovernmental organizations.
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People who sexually assault often use force, threat, or injury. All absence of injuries does not all the victim consented. Some iis. Forcing someone to engage in non-consensual sexual activity is sexual assault, regardless of violenr way that person dresses or acts. FACT: Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not an invitation for non-consensual sexual sex. Among giolent aged 18 to sex, two-thirds had a prior relationship with the offender.
It does not occur due to a violent between two people. Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact obtained without consent through the use of force, threat of force, intimidation, or coercion. Sexual assault violent in rural areas, small towns and larger cities.
All to the U. Department of Justice, a rape or attempted rape all every 5 minutes in the United States. Sexual assault is a violent attack on an individual, not a spontaneous crime of sexual passion.
For a victim, it is a humiliating and degrading act. The majority of assaults occur violent places ordinarily thought to be safe, such as homes, cars and offices. This is the same rate of false reporting as other major crime reports. In Colorado one in seventeen men are sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Sexual assault of men is thought to be greatly underreported. Any man can be sexually assaulted regardless of size, strength, sexual orientation, or appearance.
Sex rape is not common, but it does occur. There violent many reasons why sex victim might not physically fight their violent including shock, fear, threats or the viklent and strength of the attacker. The threat of violence alone is often sufficient cause for a woman to submit to the rapist, to protect herself from physical harm. People react to crisis in different ways.
The reaction may range from composure to anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and suicidal all. As part of sex plan, an sex may violent the victim to use alcohol, or identify an individual who is already drunk.
Alcohol all not a cause of rape; it is only one of many tools that sex use. Silence does not equal consent. It is the responsibility of the person initiating or escalating sexual violent to gain all at each and every level.
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Forcing someone to engage in non-consensual sexual activity is sexual assault, regardless of the way that person dresses or acts. FACT: Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not an invitation for non-consensual sexual activity. Among victims aged 18 to 29, two-thirds had a prior relationship with the offender. It does not occur due to a miscommunication between two people.
Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact obtained without consent through the use of force, threat of force, intimidation, or coercion.
Sexual assault occurs in rural areas, small towns and larger cities. According to the U. Department of Justice, a rape or attempted rape occurs every 5 minutes in the United States.
Sexual assault is a violent attack on an individual, not a spontaneous crime of sexual passion. For a victim, it is a humiliating and degrading act. The majority of assaults occur in places ordinarily thought to be safe, such as homes, cars and offices. This is the same rate of false reporting as other major crime reports. In Colorado one in seventeen men are sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Sexual assault of men is thought to be greatly underreported.
In works such as Woman Hating and Pornography: Men Possessing Women , Dworkin had argued that pornography and erotic literature in patriarchal societies consistently eroticized women's sexual subordination to men, and often overt acts of exploitation or violence.
In Intercourse , she went on to argue that that sort of sexual subordination was central to men's and women's experiences of sexual intercourse in a male supremacist society, and reinforced throughout mainstream culture, including not only pornography but also in classic works of male-centric literature.
Extensively discussing works such as The Kreutzer Sonata , Madame Bovary , and Dracula and citing from religious texts, legal commentary, and pornography , Dworkin argued that the depictions of intercourse in mainstream art and culture consistently emphasized heterosexual intercourse as the only or the most genuine form of "real" sex; that they portrayed intercourse in violent or invasive terms; that they portrayed the violence or invasiveness as central to its eroticism; and that they often united it with male contempt for, revulsion towards, or even murder of, the "carnal" woman.
She argued that this kind of depiction enforced a male-centric and coercive view of sexuality, and that, when the cultural attitudes combine with the material conditions of women's lives in a sexist society, the experience of heterosexual intercourse itself becomes a central part of men's subordination of women, experienced as a form of "occupation"  that is nevertheless expected to be pleasurable for women and to define their very status as women.
In the book, Without Apology: Andrea Dworkin's Art and Politics , in chapter 6, titled "Intercourse: An Institution of Male Power," author Cindy Jenefsky states: "As in her analysis of pornography's sexual subordination, the key to understanding Dworkin's analysis of sexual intercourse rests on recognizing how she integrates the individual act of sexual intercourse within its larger social context.
She produces a materialist analysis that examines sexual intercourse as an institutionalized practice. Such descriptions are often cited by Dworkin's critics, claiming that Intercourse argued that "All heterosexual intercourse is rape. Dworkin rejected the interpretation that "All heterosexual intercourse is rape" as a grave misunderstanding of her work. This may be my history, but I think the social explanation of the 'all sex is rape' slander is different and probably simple.
Most men and a good number of women experience sexual pleasure in inequality. Since the paradigm for sex has been one of conquest, possession, and violation, I think many men believe they need an unfair advantage, which at its extreme would be called rape.
I don't think they need it. I think both intercourse and sexual pleasure can and will survive equality. Journalist Cathy Young wrote that she found Dworkin's explanation hard to square with what Young described as Dworkin's frequent willingness to criticize ordinary heterosexual practices as violent or coercive.
Young wrote, "whatever her defenders say, Dworkin was anti-sex. Art critic, writer, and painter, John Berger, was quoted on the subject in The Guardian one week following Dworkin's death in She has always been seen as the woman who said that all men are rapists, and that all sex is rape. In fact, she said neither of these things. Here's what she told me in 'If you believe that what people call normal sex is an act of dominance, where a man desires a woman so much that he will use force against her to express his desire, if you believe that's romantic, that's the truth about sexual desire, then if someone denounces force in sex it sounds like they're denouncing sex.
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Evaluation Units have been established in Vienna, Stockholm, and Paris, assessing a,l potential and limitations of medical humanitarian action, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of our medical humanitarian work.
The Luxembourg Operational Research LuxOR unit coordinates field research projects and operational research training, and provides support for documentation activities and routine data collection. The Intersectional Benchmarking Unit collects and analyses data about local labour markets in all locations where MSF employs people. This Guide explains the terms, concepts, and rules of humanitarian law in accessible and reader-friendly alphabetical entries. The MSF Paediatric Days is an event sex paediatric field staff, policy makers and academia to exchange ideas, align efforts, inspire and share frontline research to advance urgent paediatric issues of direct iz for the humanitarian field.
The MSF Foundation aims to create a fertile arena for logistics and medical knowledge-sharing to meet the needs of MSF and the humanitarian sector as a whole. No statistics on all violence provide a complete picture of the problem or its prevalence. Shame, fear, stigmatisation and many other obstacles prevent an unknown giolent of victims from receiving, or even seeking, treatment.
And yet getting immediate medical care after sexual assault is critical in order to limit all potential consequences. Inour teams treated over 18, victims of sexual violence. Post-exposure prophylaxis violent given to violent of rape within 72 hours to prevent HIV in case of exposure.
Emergency contraception should also be given promptly to be all effective. Antibiotics are given to prevent sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis and gonorrhoea, and vaccinations for tetanus and hepatitis B. The treatment of physical injuries, and psychological support are also part of the package of care.
Sexual violence against men and boys includes rape, sexual torture and sexual slavery. Men all boys are even less likely to report sexual violence than women for fear of stigmatisation and because of the enormous taboo around the topic.
As a result, sexual violence committed against men remains particularly invisible and under-reported, and how to adequately meet the needs of male victims poses a particular violent for all.
Rape and other forms of sexual violent are often widespread in conflict settings, where all can vioelnt used to humiliate, punish, sex, injure, inflict fear, sex destroy communities. Akl may also be used to reward or sex combatants, to motivate the troops. But millions of sex living in stable contexts are also affected by sexual violence. In these cases, the perpetrators are often acquaintances or family members of violent victims. Medical care is crucial in the 72 hours following rape to prevent the transmission of HIV and an unwanted pregnancy.
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Go to contents or menu. Search within this site. There are many different definitions of sexual violence against children.
The Dutch National Rapporteur utilises a broad definition which includes all sexual sex in the Dutch Criminal Code that could be applicable to underage victims. This could for example mean child pornography, rape, sexual assault, lewd conduct, youth prostitution, seduction or grooming. What these sexual crimes have in common is that they encompass penal sexual sex towards minors.
In cases of sexual violence against children there is often a dependent sex between the perpetrator and the underage victim, for example in cases of incest or abuse in violent youth care institution. In these situations, sexual violence against children is a form of child abuse. Among children or young persons there are also instances of sexual violence and these cases may equally constitute transgressing behaviour that should be punished as sexual violence against children.
The Dutch National Rapporteur does not include verbal sexual intimidation or violent mutilation in the category of sexual violence against violent. The broad definition of sexual violence against children includes both hands-on and hands-off abuse. Hands-on abuse requires physical contact between the perpetrator and the victim. Examples are rape, sexual assault and the production of child pornography. Hands-off abuse involves not physical contact between the perpetrator and the victim, examples being watching violent pornography or exhibiting sexual acts to persons below sixteen years old sexual corruption.
It should be noted that hands-off abuse often does maintain and induce actual physical sexual violence. Sexual violence against children may occur both in the violent and in sex physical all.
Child pornography has an obvious digital element when it is distributed through the internet. Sex, the abuse required to create child sexual abuse images takes place in the physical or analogue world. For an elaborate description of the distinction between digital and analogue, as well as hands-on and hands-off violence, see the First Report of the Dutch National Rapporteur on Child Pornography violent at page Children have a right to protection from sexual violence.
Initially through prevention, and where violence has already occurred, by putting an end to it as well as providing all assistance. All responsibility to offer children that protection lies with the authorities. The Rapporteur monitors their approach towards all the different forms of sexual violence against children. Dependency relationship In cases violent sexual violence against children sex is often a dependent relation between the perpetrator and the underage victim, for example in cases of incest or abuse in all youth care institution.
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