Sexual abuse and exploitation includes all forms of sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual exploitation. Sexual abuse incorporates elements of physical abuse and emotional abuse. Examples include:
- all forms of sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual exploitation (these are criminal offences in Canada);
- forcing a person to participate in any unwanted, unsafe or degrading sexual activity;
- using ridicule or other tactics to try to defame, control or limit a person’s sexuality or reproductive choices; and/or
- rape, sodomy or exhibition.