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Are you a victim of sexual abuse, assault or harassment? Get free, confidential support from a hotline in Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Sexual abuse is the use of coercion, force, or unequal positions to make you engage in any form of unwanted sexual activity. Anyone in Santiago del Estero, Argentina – 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.

There are many people throughout the world who struggle to overcome the aftermath of sexual violence. If you are one of them, getting the right kind of help can make all the difference. In Santiago del Estero, Argentina there are 1 hotlines you can contact for support with sexual abuse, assault or harassment. Reach out if you have experienced any of the following:

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:

  • An urge to use alcohol, drugs, or gamble excessively
  • Feeling edgy and fearful, especially around people who resemble the abuser in any way
  • Having flashbacks about the sexual abuse
  • Losing trust in people in general
  • Minimizing the abuse as not being as severe as someone else’s
  • Engaging in self-harm or self-mutilation
  • Having nightmares about the sexual abuse you experienced
  • A decline in your physical and mental health

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 Santiago del Estero, Argentina can make the process easier.

For free and confidential support with sexual assault, abuse and harassment, consider contacting a hotline in Santiago del Estero, Argentina today.


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