About Sexual Harassment, Assault and Rape


Sexual harassment – Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other; verbal or physical.

Sexual assault – Attempted rape. Fondling or unwanted sexual touching. Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body.

Rape – Unlawful sexual activity and usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against a person’s will or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent because of mental illness, mental deficiency, intoxication, unconsciousness, or deception

What if I have experienced any of these situations?

Seek medical help: Your doctor can help you. As they are bound by medical secrecy, you can be sure that you will be heard without the need to be concerned that your colleagues or any other person will know about your case.

Seek support: If you can, talk to someone you trust so you can have a support at your place of work.

Lodge a complaint: Sexual harassment, assault and rape is punishable by law.

External complaint: If you feel that you are ready to talk about what happened to you, police officers are there to listen to you and inform you about the legal help you could benefit from.