What Is It?
Sexual assault has been committed when an individual engages in sexual activity without the active and enthusiastic agreement of the other individual. According to New York State law, individuals under the age of 17 are not able to legally give consent. Sexual activity that is forced or coerced, or when a person is temporarily or permanent impairment, such as by drugs, alcohol, being unconscious or asleep is considered nonconsensual.
How do YOU ask...for consent?
Sexual assault is a broad term that includes forcible touching, stranger assault, acquaintance rape, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. Sexual assault can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, social class, ability, religion, or physical appearance. There are actions we can take to reduce the risk of experiencing sexual assault, but the only person who can stop sexual assault completely is the perpetrator.
Sexual Assault is never the survivor's fault!
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[+] Statement of Principles and Rights for Victims of Sexual Assault
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