**Trigger Warning: the contents of this page address serious topics such as sexual assault and rape**
Sexual Assault is defined by RAINN as, "Sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim."
Some forms of sexual assault include:
> Sexual Harassment or Coercion
> Intimate Partner Sexual Assault
> Attempted Rape
> Fondling or unwanted sexual touching
> Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator's body
> Penetration of the victim's body, also known as rape
Sexual assault victims in Hampton Roads can call 911 and report the crime to the police. Additional resources can be received through the YWCA SHR by calling 757-251-0144. The hotline is available 24/7. At the victim's request, the YWCA - SHR will assist in making arrangements for emergency medical services (including PERK examinations, Physical Evidence Recover Kits), shelter, group and individual counseling, and other services.
To learn more, please check out the organizations, stories, and articles regarding sexual assault below.