Definition = a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation.
Forms = pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities (regardless of the outcome), indecent exposure of the genitals to a child, displaying pornography to a child, actual sexual contact against a child, physical contact with the child's genitals (except in certain non-sexual contexts such as a medical exam), viewing of the child's genitalia without physical contact (except in nonsexual contexts such as a medical exam), or using a child to produce child pornography.
When victims behaviour such as flirting, or wearing sexually-provocative clothing may be seen to encourage rape.
In extreme cases, victims are said to have "asked for it", simply by not behaving demurely.
Finally, rape victims are blamed more when they are raped by an acquaintance or a date rather than by a stranger.
RAPE: CASE STUDY: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.
Since 1996, sexual violence has been used to intimidate, humiliate, and torture hundreds of thousands of women and girls.
Rape here has frequently been described as a "weapon of war," and the United Nations officially declared rape a weapon of war in 2008.
Noel Rwabirinba, a sixteen year old who had been a militiaman for two years said, “If we see girls, it’s our right…we can violate them”
Effects : Rape makes a particularly effective weapon in genocide because not only does it destroy its physical victims, but entire communities as well.
The medical repercussions of the sexual assault in the DRC vary from severed and broken limbs, burned flesh, fistulas, STIs, pregnancy, and urinary incontinence to death.
The most extreme versions of this stigmatization can lead to "honor killings" in which the victim of sexual violence is murdered by her family or community due to the belief that she has brought them shame and dishonor.