sexual abuse

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Definition

Actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. 

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Source(s)

(1) United Nations Secretary-General’s Bulletin (2003). Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. 9 October 2003;

(2) Council of Europe (2007). Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, CETS No 201, Article 18.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1372