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Almost 1 in 5 women have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. During Sexual Violence Awareness Month our sexual assault counselling service in Kingaroy held its annual Reclaim the Night march, inviting the South Burnett community to come together and send a clear message that sexual violence will not be tolerated.
Many survivors of sexual violence choose not to report (or withdraw reports of) their abuse because they fear they won't be believed. If someone tells you about their sexual assault, let them know that you believe and reassure them and that it's not their fault.
Sexual consent is an agreement to participate in a sexual activity. Consenting and asking for consent is all about setting your personal boundaries and respecting those of your partner and checking in if things aren’t clear.