What is the difference between sexual violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment?

Sexual violence is a broad term that covers crimes of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Sexual assault involves sexual contact or a sexual act that happens without the consent of the victim and can include unwanted sexual touching, making a victim perform sexual acts, attempted rape, and rape.

Sexual harassment involves unwanted sexual advances, demands for sexual favors and unwelcome sexual remarks. It can also involve offensive comments about someone’s sex.

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