Sexual violence is any sexual act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent or permission. Consent cannot be obtained through coercion, manipulation, force or while under the influence of any drug(s) including alcohol.
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and includes some great resources for survivors, as well as concerned family and friends. Below are some links that may be helpful:
Warning Signs - Learn some warning signs that indicate someone may have been a victim of sexual violence.
Recovering from Sexual Violence - Learn more about how to recover as a survivor or to support a loved one.