Rape Crisis defines Sexual or indecent assault as any physical, psychological and emotional violation in the form of a sexual act, inflicted on someone without their consent.
Sexual assault can involve forcing or manipulating someone to witness or participate in sexual activity, this includes when a person touches another person sexually without their consent.
Sexual assault doesn’t have to involve other physical violence or weapons. Just because you don’t have visible injuries, doesn’t mean you weren’t sexually assaulted.
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CONTENT WARNING Please note that this website contains quotes and recollections relating to incidents of street harassment and assault. If you prefer not to view this content, please stay on this page and avoid going into the individual artwork pages which contain more detailed accounts.
“I told police outside the venue who went inside to look to no avail.”Embroidery by Carla Wilson
“They crossed the road and blocked my path.”Embroidery by Stephanie Cottle
“I never spoke up for fear of seeming ‘frigid’.”Embroidery by Antonia Charlesworth Stack
“A stranger groped my bum whilst laughing with his mates.”Cross stitch by Louise Ashcroft
“I stood there trapped.”Embroidery by Michelina Gianfrancesco
“He tried to drag me with him, saying ‘Come on, come home with me.'”Embroidery by Norma Foulds
“To the amusement of other male customers and male colleagues.”Crochet by Norma Foulds
“I was unable to distinguish who the offender was.”Cross stitch and border by Katya Lawder & Joe Booth