In giving language to my experience, I hope I can make rape less ‘unspeakable.’ I hope to dispel at least some part of the fear and shame that has made victims mute.
— Nancy Raine

What is Sexual Violence?

According to Arizona Law, sexual assault occurs when a person intentionally or knowingly engages in sexual intercourse or sexual contact with any person without consent of such person (AZ Revised Statutes Definitions)

  •  1 in 5 women & 1 in 17 men have been raped in their lifetime. (CDC, 2010)(https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_report2010-a.pdf, page 18)
  •  60% of rapes & sexual assaults are unreported (RAINN, 2014)
  •  Every two minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted (U.S. DOJ)
  •  80% of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 30 (U.S. DOJ)

Sexual Violence Includes:

  •  Fondling/Rubbing
  •  Oral Contact
  •  Genital/Anal Contact
  •  Forced Penetration
  •  It can be committed by a family member, family friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, or anyone else.

In Arizona, you CANNOT consent to sexual contact if you:

  •  Are impaired by drugs or alcohol
  •  Are asleep or have any other similar impairment of cognition
  •  Have a mental disorder
  •  Are intentionally deceived as to the nature of the act
  •   Are under 18 years old