A general term that includes sexual harassment, unwanted sexual contact, child sexual abuse, incest, and rape.
Sexual contact becomes assault when a person is unable to or does not consent to an activity.
Kimmel, Violence Against Women, 2002, From a summary written by Rus Ervin Funk, p.2.
Available: Out and Staying Out: Issues Surrounding a Woman’s Ability to Remain Out of an Abusive Relationship, Kimberly E.
Johnson and Caroline Vaile Wright, Sara Perez, Dawn M. Available at:  All That Glitters is not Gold: The False Promise of Victim Impact Statements by Rakhi Ruparelia; Sexual Assualt in Canada: Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism, p.