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Are you a victim of sexual abuse, assault or harassment? Get free, confidential support from a hotline in Northwest Territories, Canada

Sexual abuse is the use of coercion, force, or unequal positions to make you engage in any form of unwanted sexual activity. Anyone in Northwest Territories, Canada – women, men or children – can be a victim of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is a form of sexual violence, which includes sexual assault, such as rape or unwanted touching, and sexual harassment, which is unwelcome, intimidating or offensive sexual behavior.

If you’re struggling with sexual abuse, assault or harassment, there are 1 hotlines in Northwest Territories, Canada you can contact. Everyone’s experience is unique, as well as the path towards recovery. However, hotline volunteers could help you for free if you are experiencing or have experienced:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Being spoken to in a sexual way that you find offensive or degrading
  • Being used sexually while you were very drunk, drugged, unconscious, or unable to say NO
  • Catcalls and whistles that make you feel uncomfortable or objectified
  • An organ or an object being put into your vagina (rape), or anus or mouth (sodomy), without your consent
  • Repeated unwanted sexual attention or advances, including in your workplace or by your employer
  • Being forced or coerced to have sex without protection from sexually transmitted diseases
  • Being exposed to a violent, hurtful sexual act without your permission
  • Being filmed or photographed nude or in a sexually explicit way without your permission

Effects of sexual violence:

  • Bursts of fear, anxiety, and panic
  • Feeling depressed and hopeless, with suicidal thoughts
  • Changes (either loss or increase) in your appetite
  • Feeling as if everyone could see what happened to you
  • Feeling edgy and fearful, especially around people who resemble the abuser in any way
  • Losing trust in people in general
  • Not being able to fall or stay asleep
  • An urge to use alcohol, drugs, or gamble excessively

As a victim of sexual violence you could be feeling furious, desperate, revengeful, hopeless, and empty, all at the same time. This is a perfectly normal response to such a traumatizing event.

Coping with the trauma of sexual violence can be even harder if you are trying to do it on your own. There is no right or wrong way to recover from the abuse. However, having someone to talk to in Northwest Territories, Canada can make the process easier.

If you are victim of sexual abuse, assault or harassment, consider contacting a helpline in Northwest Territories, Canada for free, confidential help.


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