Sexual harassment and sexual assault is any unwanted, or uninvited behaviour of a sexual nature, which is offensive, intimidating or humiliating to another person. Sexual assault is sexual behaviour that has not been consented to and is an abuse of entitlement and/or power.
Importantly, harassment and assault are against the law.
Sexual harassment can take many forms and may include:
- physical contact or the threat of physical contact
- spoken or written comments, including online
- propositions or the display of offensive material or behaviour that creates a sexually hostile environment.
Sexual assault can happen to people of all ages, genders and sexualities, within or outside a relationship.
Remember: sexual assault is never the fault of the victim.