In 2017, women and girls made up 83% of victims of recorded sexual assaults in Queensland.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Personal Safety Survey 2016 & Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2017.
Women make up the largest demographic of people who experience sexual violence. Please see below a range of women-focused sexual assault resources:
- SECASA (Centre Against Sexual & Family Violence) has a range of resources for adult female survivors of sexual assault. This includes supporting mothers who are survivors, health impacts and seeking support. Please note this is a Victorian organisation so some information may differ from Queensland law and services. You can find their resources by clicking here.
- The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) also hosts a range of fact sheets and resources on their site. The organisation's information has a focus on domestic violence, however has resources that also support survivors of sexual violence. You can view all of their fact sheets by clicking here.
- For support as a women survivor of sexual assault, or to seek more information, we encourage you to reach out to your local sexual assault support service. Please see our list of services here to find one closest to you.