Anyone can be a victim of rape or sexual assault including men, women, and persons who are gender-non conforming or transgender.
Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.
Many are survivors of what’s called “incapacitated assault”: they are sexually abused while drugged, drunk, passed out, or otherwise incapacitated.
And although fewer and harder to gauge, college men, too, are victimized.
Factors associated with intimate partner and sexual violence occur at individual, family, community and wider society levels.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (Sa VE) Act was passed in March 2013 as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA).
The Campus Sa VE Act amends the Clery Act, which requires higher education institutions to report crime statistics and disclosure security-related information in the following ways: One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college.
Violence among young people, including dating violence, is also a major problem.
Furthermore, globally as many as 38% of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners.
In addition to intimate partner violence, globally 7% of women report having been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, although data for this is more limited.
Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.