What is sexual assault?

Many women and young women have experienced sexual assault at some time in their life.

Sexual Assault is defined as:

Unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature directed towards a person which makes that person feel uncomfortable, distressed, frightened, threatened or harmed: in circumstances where that person has not freely agreed, consented or is incapable of consenting to that behaviour.

Community attitudes towards violence against women often blame the survivors/victims.

At CASV we believe that survivors/victims are never to blame. The perpetrator is always responsible. Sexual assault is a crime.