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VAWP ISSUES


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


Domestic violence is abuse between family members or related persons; this includes married and dating relationships. Domestic violence can be; actual physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, emotional abuse, threatening phone calls,  workplace disturbances, stalking, and other forms of dominance and control.

Examples of Domestic Violence:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Assault/ Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Economic Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse

SEXUAL ASSAULT


Sexual assault can be defined as any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs by force or without the consent of the recipient of the unwanted sexual activity. Falling under the definition of sexual assault is sexual activity such as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape. It includes sexual acts against people who are unable to consent due to age or lack of capacity.


STALKING


Stalking can be defined as a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.

Examples of Stalking:

  • Repeated, unwanted, intrusive, and frightening communications from the perpetrator by phone, mail, and/or email.
  • Repeatedly leaving or sending victim unwanted items, presents, or flowers.
  • Following or lying in wait for the victim at places such as home, school, work, or recreation.•Making direct or indirect threats to harm the victim, the victim's children, relatives, friends, or pets.

CONSENT


Consent is a voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.

  • “Consent” must be informed, voluntary, and mutual, and can be withdrawn at any time. There is no consent when there is force, expressed or implied, or when coercion, intimidation, threats, or duress is used. Whether a person has taken advantage of a position of influence over another person may be a factor in determining consent. Silence or absence of resistance does not imply consent.
  • “The Absence of No is Not Yes”.

 

VAWP CONTACT

VAWP (24-hour crisis line)
334-229-6767

ASU University Police
334-229-4400
334-229-4717

Title IX Coordinator
334-229-4210

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