Campaigns to end acquaintance rape emphasize the importance of all involved parties giving consent—with the understanding that consent can be withdrawn at any time—before sexual activity takes place.
Date rape can also occur when a person is unable to give consent, due to intoxication or unconsciousness.
Approximately two thirds of sexual assault victims know the person who raped them.Date rape describes a form of sexual assault that occurs when the perpetrator has an established social or romantic relationship with the victim.Date rape may involve forced or coerced sexual activity or take place when an individual cannot give consent to sexual activity.Remember, she has the right to make her own decisions. PROVIDE RESOURCE INFORMATION: Offer the telephone number of the local domestic violence or sexual assault program.You can also provide the number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800)799-SAFE or the Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (800)656-HOPE. EDUCATE YOURSELF: Work to understand the dynamics of dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and the available options. It is not your place to tell others, with the exception of informing a teacher or another adult who will offer help and support. Both females and males can be survivors of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.