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, 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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"Childhood sexual abuse is a public health crisis in our country," said Irwin Zalkin, Founder of the Zalkin Law Firm.
Some 350 people alleged they were abused while in residential or foster care in the county from the 1960s onwards, but the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said the true scale is likely to be higher.
In studies conducted by[1] on child sexual abuse in the first decade of the 21st century, it is evident that child sexual abuse is one of the least visible forms of violence.
The protest falls under the Rwadari Tehreek's anti-rape and child sexual abuse campaign to draw the attention of federal and provincial governments towards the growing incidents and trends of child sexual abuse.
Furthermore, investigations into credible reports of sexual abuse must be completed within 90 days.
The portal was launched by Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in collaboration with Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) during a roundtable on 'Online Child Sexual Abuse in Pakistan: Solutions and Call to Action'.
This textbook discusses the medical care of possible child victims of sexual abuse. It focuses on medical evaluations where the evidence is the history, rather than detectable physical damage.
A Senate committee was informed in January this year that 300 cases of child sexual abuse were registered in Islamabad over the last five years, while another 260 cases went unregistered.
Adewale added that 'parents need to know about sexual abuse. They need to know how to prevent it and how to coach their children.
A total of 20 men were given life sentences for child sexual abuse offences.
Rising figures could reflect more people coming forward to report the crime is obvious The number of offenders sentenced to prison for child sexual abuse offences in 2017 527 2