Sexual violence is a broad term that describes any act, behaviour or comment that is sexual in nature that happened without consent.
It can include but is not limited to: sexual assault, rape (date rape, marital rape, partner rape, stranger rape), gang rape, ritual abuse, sexual harassment, online/digital sexual harassment, incest, childhood sexual abuse, stalking, sexual exploitation (sex trafficking), unwanted comments or jokes.
Consent is an enthusiastic, sober, active yes!
Rapes are most likely to occur by a creepy stranger
Fact #1Only 10% of rapes are committed by strangers; 90% are known – and usually trusted – by the individual
Girls play 'hard to get' and say no when they really mean yes
Fact #2If someone does not actually have a yes, then proceeding is sexual violence
If a girl was drunk or wore a short skirt, she deserved it
Fact #3It is never, ever the survivor’s fault. No one deserves sexual violence!
People lie about being raped because they regretted having sex afterwards
Fact #4Contrary to popular belief and media representation, false allegations are incredibly rare.
Men don't get raped and women don't commit sexual offences
Fact #5The majority of sexual violence is committed by men against women, girls, boys and trans-identified. While less so, men are still targets of rape. Women have perpetrated sexual violences.
If two people have had sex with each other before, it's always OK to have sex again
Fact #6Nope. Nope. Nope. Consent needs to be active – therefore, in the moment and continual.
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‘Draw The Line’ is an interactive campaign that aims to engage Ontarians in a dialogue about sexual violence. The campaign challenges common myths about sexual violence and equips bystanders with information on how to intervene safely and effectively.