Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to, rape, attempted rape, child molestation and sexual harassment or threats.
Domestic violence is the wilful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behaviour as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.
While the greatest sexual assault risk factor is being female, risk increases if you are: The City is engaging with stakeholders from all orders of government, nonprofit and private sectors, educational institutions and private citizens to address gender-based violence.
The City is committed to ending gender-based violence and is committed to: Strategies need to reflect the lived experiences of diverse women and work on multiple causes simultaneously. The Edmonton public has increased awareness of, and understanding about, gender-based violence and sexual assault.
Financial abuse: Stealing or controlling money or valuables.
The SEWG is a collaborative of community partners, law enforcement, municipal and provincial government, and REACH Edmonton, which work to: Any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.” The SEWG is concerned for those who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation (including sex trafficking) due to age, financial desperation, migration, homelessness, prior childhood abuse or neglect, mental or physical health conditions, intergenerational trauma, addictions or any other circumstance that contributes to vulnerability.Stereotypes like these can limit some expressions of gender and create risks for some populations to experience humiliation, intimidation and control or physical, verbal, psychological, emotional and financial abuse.Some populations, such as women and girls, are more at risk for gender-based violence because their identities are viewed as less valued compared to straight and masculine identities.Populations that experience high rates of gender-based violence include: Gender-based violence can include: Physical abuse: Using hands or objects as weapons with the intention of causing bodily harm.Sexual Violence: Using threats, coercion, intimidation or physical violence to force unwanted sexual acts.