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acid attack
premeditated attack in which acid is thrown on someone to torment, hurt, burn, and disfigure them
acquaintance rape
(also: date rape) occurs between two people who know one another
age-related rape
also known as statutory rape; occurs when one sexual partner is below the age of consent, determined by each state
aggravated rape
rape that includes the threat of death or bodily harm
date rape
(also: acquaintance rape) occurs between two people who know one another
diminished capacity rape
occurs when the victim cannot consent to a sexual act because of physical or intellectual disability or intoxication
domestic violence
form of abuse that occurs within a family or household; can take many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse
financial abuse
exploitation or misuse of a person’s financial resources, often by a trusted person, such as a family member or caregiver
hate crime
criminal offense motivated by prejudice or bias against an individual or group based on their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristic
honor killing
killing of a family member who has brought shame on the family
incest
rape of a close family member (e.g., parent and child, uncle and niece or nephew, etc.)
intimate partner rape
occurs when a partner or previous partner sexually assaults the other partner
physical abuse
any use of force or violence to cause physical harm, such as hitting, kicking, or choking
psychologic abuse
abuse that can include harassment; verbal abuse such as name-calling, degradation, and blaming; threats; stalking; and isolation
rape
any vaginal or anal penetration, or oral penetration by a sex organ without consent
sexual abuse
(also: sexual assault) any unwanted sexual behavior, such as touching, groping, or rape, that violates a person’s bodily autonomy and consent
sexual assault
(also: sexual abuse) any unwanted sexual behavior, such as touching, groping, or rape, that violates a person’s bodily autonomy and consent
sexual violence
continuum of sexual activity that covers unwanted kissing, touching, or fondling; sexual coercion; rape; and control of the outcome of a pregnancy and the forbidding of sterilization or reproductive health services
violence against women
any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life
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