The Queensland Government is developing a Sexual Violence Prevention Framework to help government, services and communities do the best we can to make sure sexual violence is prevented, and that victims, survivors and young people who commit sexual offences get the help they need.
To help us develop a Framework that reflects the views of young people, we want to know how you feel about different issues relating to sexual violence. There are a few different ways you can share your thoughts with us.
Right up until 30 April, you can fill out our survey, answer a quick poll and share your big picture ideas on the ideas wall here on the eHub, or attend a consultation forum in person - these are happening in a number of towns and cities across the state.
To understand what this is all about, have a look at the background paper, Sexual violence prevention: having the conversation.
Your voice matters, so fill out the survey, share something on the ideas wall or register and attend a consultation forum. Anyone who registers on eHub is eligible to go into the draw to win one of 10 JB Hi-Fi vouchers. Click here to read more about how the information you provide will be used.
Sexual violence can affect people of all ages, genders and backgrounds, and can happen in a range of settings, such as homes, schools, workplaces, sporting groups and communities, including religious communities. Sexual violence has a major impact on individuals and families, including impacts on mental and physical health, education, work, relationships and community connections.
Sexual violence is a term that refers to a whole range of different behaviours, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, image-based abuse and child sexual abuse. Some key definitions are:
Consent is the most important thing when it comes to figuring out if something is sexual violence or not - if there's no consent, it's not ok. Consent should always be freely given, and you can't consent to sex if you're being forced or threatened, or are asleep or drunk.
Sexual violence is a sensitive issue and can bring up strong feelings for people, especially if they have experienced abuse or assault. If you feel like talking to someone, please contact Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or the Queensland Sexual Assault Helpline on 1800 010 120. More information on seeking help is available on the right hand side of this page.