We consider all acts against the sexual autonomy of a person as sexualized violence. Sexualized violence can take different forms, such as sexualized comments and remarks, direct or via phone or internet, unwanted touching, forced kissing, showing and producing of pornography, manipulation of the genitals, anal/oral/vaginal rape etc….For different reasons people may not be able to give informed consent to sexual acts, e.g. they are not physically or mentally capable (through disabilities or drugs). Children can never give informed consent to sexual acts with adults as they are not able to oversee adult sexuality.

* The common understanding of relevant terms of sexual education is an important fact in order to discuss and communicate about sexuality “unexcited”. Our goal is to open these discussions and to inform about our attitude and background. The definition of this glossary content we have agreed on as a project team to prove best practice and quality assurance.