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

Sexual abuse is a form sexual violence where a person uses power or coercion to force you into unwanted sexual activity. You can be a victim of sexual abuse if you are a woman, man or child. Other forms of sexual violence are sexual assault, such as rape, and sexual harassment, which is sexual behaviour toward you that is unwelcome or offensive.

If you are a victim of sexual violence, talking about your experience with people who understand can help you recover. Seek free help from 1 sexual abuse, assault and harassment hotlines in Paraguay if you face:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Being used sexually in a way that is humiliating
  • Being forced or coerced to have sex without protection from sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sexual photos or videos being posted online without your consent
  • Being coerced, threatened or forced to perform any sort of sexual activity
  • Being spoken to in a sexual way that you find offensive or degrading
  • Repeated unwanted sexual attention or advances, including in your workplace or by your employer
  • Someone making degrading or offensive comments about your body or sexuality, or using sexual terms and language in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable
  • Experiencing an attempted rape or sodomy

Effects of sexual violence:

  • Feeling unsafe and scared that it would happen again
  • Feeling dirty, damaged, and broken
  • Losing trust in people in general
  • Feeling as if everyone could see what happened to you
  • Bursts of fear, anxiety, and panic
  • Having nightmares about the sexual abuse you experienced
  • Engaging in self-harm or self-mutilation
  • Feeling depressed and hopeless, with suicidal thoughts

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.

Surviving and recovering from sexual violence can be a very lonely process. Especially if you struggle with all the different thoughts and emotions that you’re having a hard time controlling. This is why reaching out to helpline staff in Paraguay could help you feel less isolated.

Consider contacting a hotline in Paraguay right away for free, private help with sexual abuse, assault and harassment


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