Violence & sexual assault
The Women’s offers services to victim/survivors of both past and recent sexual assault through Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) House and the Sexual Assault Crisis Line (SACL).
Sexual assault is any sexual behaviour that makes a person feel uncomfortable, frightened or threatened. It is sexual activity to which a person does not agree. The use of emotional or physical violence to force another person to engage in sexual activity also constitutes sexual assault.
Find out how to help a friend or who to call for help here.
Remember that victims/survivors never provoke sexual assault, they are never to blame and they are never responsible for the actions of the perpetrator.
Violence against women
Violence against women is the leading preventable cause of death and disability in Victorian women under the age of 45. Women who have been exposed to violence have a greater risk of developing a range of health problems including stress, anxiety, depression, pain syndromes, and phobias, somatic and medical symptoms. Violence against women includes intimate partner, family and domestic violence. The violence may be physical, sexual, verbal, psychological, emotional, financial, spiritual and cultural.
The Women’s provides a 24 hour, seven day a week service to victim/survivors of sexual assault.Learn more
Sexual Assault Crisis Line
The Sexual Assault Crisis Line provide crisis counselling, support and advocacy for victims of past or recent sexual assault, including childhood sexual abuse.Learn more
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