e many ways in which you can describe what is sexual violence. But the most straightforward way we can define it is that; Sexual violence is a non-consensual sexual activity thatsomeone can implement through force or manipulation of the victim.Fear, age, illness, disability, and the influence of alcohol or other drugs are among the countless reason someone might not consent.Perpetrators can be anyone from acquaintances, family members, educators, school peers, and religious leaders and other trusted individuals. Statistically, strangers (persons unknown to the victim) represent a very small percentage of sexual violence cases. The cases of sexual violence that tend to be the hardest to prosecute and bring to light are those where the perpetrator is a family member. In these instances, victims are usually children and women who were groomed and threatened by perpetrators and later silenced by entire family systems that side with or support the perpetrator. One such case that recently made headlines was Brisa De Angulo vs. Bolivia.
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