Sexual Offences involve sex without consent, unwanted sexual touching or being forced to enage in humiliating sexual activity – whether it be a boy or girl.
No one has the right to force you into sexual activity, no a matter what your relationship with this person is.
This means no one can –
· force you to have sexual activities without your consent
· touch you in a sexual way without your consent
· force you to perform sexual activity you find unpleasant or humiliating
How to avoid rape situations
When you go on a date…
· Do allow anyone to touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable – be firm and clear and say NO!
· Do not leave drinks or food unattended in public places.
· Do not accept drinks or food from strangers. They could be spiked
· Do not leave a party or social event with someone you do not know or have just met – say NO!
· Ask friends for help if someone ignores you when you say NO!
· Remember: most rape victims know the rapist. You have the right to say NO!
While travelling …..
· Avoid walking alone as much as possible. Your best defence is having other people nearby.
· Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible.
· Walk on the side of the street facing traffic.
· Do not hitchhike
At home ……
· When you gat home and find that a door or window has been forced open while you were absent, do not enter. Call the police.
· Never allow people that you do not know into your home.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY NO!