sexual abuse


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sexual abuse

n.
Criminal sexual activity, especially that involving a victim below the age of sexual consent or incapable of sexual consent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexual abuse - a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault"
molestation - the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
ravishment, rape, assault, violation - the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense - crimes created by statutes and not by common law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations
pohlavní zneužívání
seksuelt misbrug
pohlavné zneužitie

sex

(seks) noun
1. either of the two classes (male and female) into which human beings and animals are divided according to the part they play in producing children or young. Jeans are worn by people of both sexes; What sex is the puppy?
2. the fact of belonging to either of these two groups. discrimination on the grounds of sex; (also adjective) sex discrimination.
ˈsexist adjective
showing contempt for the other sex. a very sexist remark.
ˈsexless adjective
neither male nor female.
sexual (ˈsekʃuəl) adjective
concerned with the production of young or children. the sexual organs.
ˈsexually adverb
ˈsexy adjective
having sex appeal.
sexual abuse noun
taking advantage of someone sexually in a cruel way.
sex appeal
the quality of being attractive to people of the other sex. That actress has sex appeal.
sexual harassment noun
touching someone or demanding to have sex with a person against her/his will, or making sexual remarks about a person.
sexual intercourse
the sexual activity between a man and woman that is necessary for the producing of children.
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2) Reporting of child sexual abuse is also extremely low.
On Saturday, the nation was shocked by reports of gang of criminals producing and selling illicit videos of child sexual abuse in Ganda Singh Wala area of Kasur in Punjab province for the last 10 years.
He adds that younger and weaker inmates are exposed to sexual abuse by older and stronger inmates, and in an effort to stop such abuse the prison considers height, weight, age and the mental states of the inmates when placing them in wards or rooms.
Strategies to eliminate or reduce the risk of sexual abuse of children/teens.
The Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich, the Psychosomatics and Psychiatry Department at Zurich's University Children's Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at University Hospital Zurich discovered that sexual abuse is alarmingly widespread in a representative sample of more than 6,000 9th grade students in Switzerland.
Caroline Holloway, NSPCC Craigavon Service Centre Manager, told the BBC that staff were dedicated to helping young people overcome the impact of sexual abuse.
I believe the reporting of child sexual abuse should be mandated in every state, and the laws should be the same across the country," says Peter S.
Several previous studies found higher rates of childhood sexual abuse among lesbians, gays, and bisexuals than among heterosexual women and men.
BEIRUT: Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour announced Monday a new plan aimed at addressing cases of sexual abuse in schools and raising awareness on the issue.
bishops' conference on the sexual abuse crisis at their 2002 Dallas meeting.
After he placed three priests on administrative leave, Philadelphia's Cardinal Justin Rigali backtracked about previous statements that the archdiocese had no active priests "who have admitted or established allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against them.