Sex without consent is rape

Ask. Listen. Respect.

Rape is never acceptable no matter what the situation. If a person is forced into having sex, it is rape. So if you fall victim to rape – we will help you.

The States of Jersey Police have launched a campaign to raise awareness of and prevent rape and sexual offending.

The campaign sends out a strong message that rape is not about a misunderstanding of consent but it is about power and control and predatory behaviour. The campaign – designed in partnership with Freedom Media, support services and members of the community – uses a series of predatory animal images to challenge commonly held attitudes and beliefs and drive home the message that if you commit a sexual offence you will get caught.

The campaign coincides with the updated Sexual Offences (Jersey) Law which comes into force on the 23 November 2018 and provides greater protection for victims of any gender. It also clarifies the law on consent, particularly for cases involving alcohol or drugs. When the law comes into force, those accused of rape will have to show that they took steps to ensure consent was freely given.

The updated law is also clear that consent can be taken back at any time before or during the sexual act and this is the focus of the second part of the campaign which features the ‘hook-up’ concept. This concept is based on dating apps such as tinder where users swipe right if they like someone and left if they don’t. The tagline reads “Swiped right? Just because you said it was on doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind”.

It’s time to talk about Sexual Offences Jersey Law 2018 #SOJL2018 #YouWillGetCaught

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