It can be hard to understand what happened. We're here for you with information and support.

Many people who have been raped, sexually abused or sexually assaulted feel confused about what has happened to them. If something sexual has been done to you without your consent, it’s not your fault and you’re not alone.

In law, we give sexual consent when we agree by choice, and have the freedom and capacity to make that choice. This means that if someone is scared, being threatened or bullied into sex, drunk, under the influence of drugs or asleep, for example, they can't give their consent.

 


Sexual Harm and Crisis Support Service Contact: Elisha Powell
 07 346 2096   elisha.powell@familyfocus.org.nz