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Myth: Rape takes place suddenly, in bad areas, in dark alleys, by strangers

Facts: According to the statistics, a small percentage of child abuse is committed outside the home; 20% of rapists are parents, 20% are close relatives (brothers, sisters, stepmothers / stepfathers, uncles, aunts). 45% of rapists are people familiar to a child - friends at home, neighbors, tutors, houseworkers. Of the registered rapes, 50% committed during the day, in homes, in affluent areas. Most rapes are planned. In many cases, the perpetrators are relatives, friends or acquaintances of the victim. Specialists (lawyers, educators, gynecologists, pediatricians) claim that the vast majority of child rapes occur in families.

Myth: Sexual abuse is committed only on girls.

Facts: Indeed, girls are more likely to be victims of sexual abuse, but boys are often subject to sexual abuse. Violence is perpetrated on children of any age, but the age of 6–9 years is the most vulnerable to family sexual violence.

Myth: Only men commit sexual assault.

Facts: In 80% of cases, the perpetrators are really men, but the remaining 20% ​​are women, while 14% commit violence against boys, and 6% against girls. Sexual abuse by the mother entails even more destructive consequences for the development of the child, because mother figure and her love guarantee of security and well-being. Instead of loving and trusting a mother, the child experiences a feeling of hatred.

Myth: Only young, pretty women are sexually abused.

Facts: Numerous facts are known that children from 6 months of age and the elderly to 93 years of age are raped.
Appearance and style of clothing, as well as social status, education, level of security are irrelevant to the perpetrator.

Myth: Rape is committed suddenly in bad areas, in dark alleys, by strangers. A rapist can always be recognized by appearance.

Facts: According to statistics, most rape cases happen at home or at work with friends and relatives. The appearance of the abuser never speaks of his inclination to violence.

Myth: Women secretly want to be raped, so they behave and dress seductively.

Facts: No human being deserves violence. However, in reality, the offender will always find an excuse for his actions, regardless of how the victim behaved.

Myth: Many women do not report rape, thinking that they themselves provoked it.

Facts: the decision whether to declare to the police or not depends on various reasons, including the expected reaction of family, friends, on social status, on the belief that the police will not help anyway, etc.

Myth: Only sexual intercourse can harm a child.

Facts: When a child is exposed to any kind of sexual abuse, he experiences emotional trauma, loses a sense of security, the ability to build warm, trusting relationships with parents. Adults cease to be role models for the child, which hampers the development of the child. Abused children experience fear, guilt, anxiety, and hatred.
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