Our position on sexual assault
- Sexual assault is a violation of human rights and is a crime against the individual and the community. It is not solely an individual or private problem.
- Sexual assault is both a consequence and reinforcer of the power disparity between men and women. It is a violent act of power which in the main, is carried out by men against women and children.
- Sexual assault has far reaching emotional, social, legal, health and political consequences.
- The prevention and elimination of sexual assault is the responsibility of the whole community.