Sexual assault is any behaviour of a sexual nature that makes a person feel intimidated, threatened or frightened. It is behaviour that is unwanted and uninvited where another person uses physical, emotional or psychological forms of coercion. It is committed more frequently than many people realise and can include any activity from sexual harassment through to life-threatening rape. The latter is defined as the physically forced or otherwise coerced penetration of the vulva or anus with a penis, other body part, or object, and may also include oral penetration.
Crisis intervention and counselling, family violence intervention program, education and information for the community. Provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. Provides telephone and online counselling for anyone who is or has experienced sexual violence and their supporters,. Short term crisis accommodation, referral and support for adult and young women over 18 years old.
Australia: Sexual violence in conflict - a preventable crime
These statistics show you the impact of domestic violence on women and children in Australia. These statistics on domestic violence, emotional abuse and murder demonstrate the prevalence and severity of violence against women in Australia. Bryant, W. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. Australian Bureau of Statistics.
This report presents the latest information on the prevalence and impact of family, domestic and sexual violence. This report series collates the latest data on family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, including prevalence, service responses, health impacts, community attitudes and vulnerable populations. Access the report via the AIHW website. This report sets out the Queensland Government's plan to address all forms of sexual violence, harassment and abuse.